Grunge Gal


In July 2016 Lepak Media approached the spectacular Edwina Marie Chee aka: Style Decoy for a first project photography shoot for one of our photographers: Cal Avis.

This shoot coexisted of two outfits put together by Cal Avis, Edwina Marie Chee and Neils Tiongson; and three locations in the Perth CBD.


It began when Edwina came down to the Colosoul office and we presented her with the outfits that she agreed were of her style. Once Edwina changed into the outfits we headed out at around 4P.M to gt the warm colour tone that the sunset gave.


Cal wanted the have the shoot be of a “dark, grungy and editorial” style. Cal: “I chose to pull it towards a darker style so it would also fit my style a bit more but would also easily fit into Edwina’s style.


Cal: ” I tried to focus on the colour that the sunset brought on as well as the detail that the city had to offer on the streets and in alley ways. I chose which outfits I believed looked better in specific locations, the all black sleeveless leather jacket out fit went to more open locations that had less around her to bring more attention to the detail in her clothes. The white and black jumper went towards the grungier and compacted locations.”


Cal: “What I learned during this shoot was to never leave anything on my camera on auto. I left my ISO on auto and because of the shadows caused by the high buildings and the back light of the setting sun my ISO went to 3200 which caused a lot of grain to show in the images. Since this shoot I learned a lot about my camera settings, not just in ISO but also in aperture and controlling that more to have the image go darker in direct sun light when shutter speed alone can’t keep the whites at a less exposed level. All in all I was extremely happy with this shoot, I got some images that I am very happy with and have used on multiple occasions”


Photography: Cal Avis.

Model: Edwina Marie Chee.  aka. Style Decoy.

Courtesy of: Lepak Media and Colosoul.

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