Get ready to embrace this season’s must-have shades with our newest Leather Essentials Collection, featuring classic accessories and stationery, perfect for taking on-the-go. Embrace form and function in must-have shades including navy, lilac, mint and more. To celebrate the launch , we asked the inspiring Liz Sunshine (Street Smith) to shoot them on the streets of Melbourne.
We caught up with Liz to find out more about one of our favourite photographers…
Can you tell us a little about how you got started as a photographer?
I became a photographer in 2010 – because I couldn’t paint, had no attention span for making clothing and needed to be part of a creative field. Photography was something I was introduced to in my late teenage years and I loved for it’s instant gratification, even though I was working in film (not digital) at the time.
I fell into shooting street style when commissioned by a brand to create content for their then Blog/Instagram in 2012 and in that same year started Street Smith. I quickly became obsessed with being outdoors, working with natural light and increasingly curious about the concept of photographing strangers, which I started to do on a daily basis, as well as continuing to create content for brands.
What’s your favourite piece from the new collection and why?
The envelope clutch. I will often take a small clutch with a wrist strap to an event so I can keep have two hands free to use my camera.
What’s a styling tip or trend you think will be huge this year?
I think colour blocking will continue to be a strong trend for 2018. Colour makes such a statement, especially when your clothes, shoes and accessories are all in the same shade.
What’s an organisation tip you swear by?
Pre-planning. I write lists of everything I need to pack for a shoot day and make sure I’m packed the night before. When I’m not working for a client I break my day down into smaller increments on my calendar and assign tasks so I stay productive and get a lot out of my day.
What’s a dream that you’d still love to achieve?
I have so many dreams I would still like to achieve, I’m really only just getting started, but right now I’m working towards being a recognised documentary portrait photographer within the fashion industry. Not a far stretch from where I am, but one that gives a completely different meaning to my imagery.