Tuesday, May 26, 2015

David Poata: Photographer

David has an immense talent in his photography. He provides haute couture, beauty and advertising photography. He will be launching a new project in 2016 called The Provocateur. You can find him here:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Style Lab

The Style Lab

Yes, you can now view online.


Monday, May 18, 2015

I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (Official Teaser), update Guy Pigden

Hello everyone,

Guy Pigden's film 'I Survived A Zombie Holocaust' is having its official multi-platform release in New Zealand & Australia through Vendetta Films on the May 22nd.

It will be available simultaneously in cinemas, VOD and DVD. Funded by the NZFC’s Escalator Initiative and 4 years in the making, the film enjoyed a remarkable festival run, which saw it premiere to 3 sold out screenings and rave reviews at the London Fright Fest. After playing in other high profile genre festivals including Sitges and LA’s Screamfest, ISAZH went on to win the Independent Spirit Award at Sydney’s Night Of Horror International Film Festival and was voted one of the worlds top ten genre films of 2014 by popular UK film site ‘Nerdly.’

The newly released trailer for the film can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1IJeDyv Mixing the inventive, early career splat-stick of Peter Jackson and the rollicking humour of Shaun of the Dead, ISAZH takes an inventively fresh satirical bite out of the zombie genre.

The film follows the crew of a low budget zombie movie as it gets caught in the middle of a real, rapidly spreading zombie apocalypse. If you enjoyed the trailer and are interested in watching the film it’s available for preorder in the links below. This is a small film made with a lot of people’s love, goodwill and passion. We’re very proud of the film and in supporting it, you’re supporting those people and New Zealand films.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at the movies!
Yours sincerely, Guy Pigden (Writer/Director)

The film is available for pre-order in different formats below:
iTunes: http://apple.co/1d9giSk
DVD (New Zealand): http://bit.ly/1FlkSaD
DVD (Australia): http://bit.ly/1IJeFWZ

Or you can buy tickets to see the film in a cinema on the weekend it opens here:
Auckland 8:30pm 23/5/15 – Academy http://bit.ly/1d9h4Pi
Wellington 8:30pm 22/5/15 – Paramount: http://bit.ly/1KX00GC
Dunedin 8:30pm 25/5/15 – Rialto: http://bit.ly/1KdJsxa
Palmerston North 8:30pm 22/5/15 - Downtown Cinemas: http://bit.ly/1IFg1n7

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Halmon Barber - Dani and Jack

By Dani -
Our Mission Statement To provide a quality service to the community/customers of Papatoetoe. Our service is friendly and unforgettable. Halmon Barber  is a customer orientated store where staff provide a high level of customer service with a large range of professional services and products offered.  The barber shop will be a place for members of the community to receive the hairstyling service they are looking for and advice when required. In doing so we aim to provide an understanding, knowledgeable, warm and safe environment for community residents to feel welcome and be taken care of from the minute they walk in.

Services we provide:
  • Hair cuts
  • Hairstyling
  • Facial hair threading
  • Advice on hair products

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Style Lab

The Style Lab 

When I offer this in a group setting I set it up as a 'performance' getting participants to use their imagination as if we are taking the space shuttle.

This fun exercise is designed to develop a tripartite style statement, that is, three words to describe oneself, and I introduce words to do just that, much like how the fashionista journos describe the latest runway collections. 

This booklet will allow you to identify and classify your:
  • Style Sphere: your top 10 key style sphere's of influence
  • Style Pillars: how your pillars symbolise your style's security, stability and support
  • Style Pyramid Persona: the enigma and mystery of this combination of your style translated into a tripartite statement
I will then show you how you can effectively use your understanding in your style areas to have input in the vision for your life, your career, your goals to even your conversations.
Here is an extract from the booklet:
Our final metaphor is the lighthouse. Once you are appropriating what you have discovered on this journey about your style and you start to move into your vision, you need to be prepared not only for smooth sailing but also tumultuous times ahead. The lighthouse represents the shedding of your light (brand YOU) onto the waters to signal to others how to connect to you and also where danger may be. Ensure your team/community/ tribe do not go off course or worse get shipwrecked. After all brand YOU is about gathering together "your" tribe, and staying true to your vision. 

So gather your tribe, stay true to your vision, and you will experience the caring and sharing of like minded people. You will feel a sense of belonging and an assurance that you belong with these people.

Finally, I end this exercise by getting participants to dye wash the booklet using a choice of 8 different colours. Now they know their style, what colour(s) are they going to choose.  This gets them into the zone of creativity, putting colour and light into their lives so they can burst through a very busy marketplace.