Sylvester Sessions #72

Sylvester Sessions

Kelly wears Poets shirt dress.

Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich

Melbourne, Australia

What is it that you do?

I play bass in a band called 'Camp Cope' and by day I'm an educator in a preschool.

How did you fall into the music industry?

I've been playing music for as long as I can remember, my dad is a musician and also does music therapy. I begged him to teach me my whole childhood and he taught me guitar when my hands were big enough to fit around the neck. Now I just sort of make music with my best friends and travel around with them.

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Sylvester Sessions #71

Sylvester Sessions

Billie wears Kimono wrap dress.

Billie Culy

Haumoana, New Zealand

Tell us about what do you do.

I am an artist, who at the moment works with flowers.

How did your practice working with and photographing flowers come about?

I have always loved flower arranging and was influence by seeing my mum always doing this using flowers from her garden. After I left art school I wanted to make something for myself so decided to capture flower arrangements I was making.

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Sylvester Sessions #70

Sylvester Sessions

Moncia wears Cactus flower bikini.

Monica Felix

Los Angeles, United States

You photos feature on Hard Feelings records and around the LA music scene. How would you describe your approach?

The majority of my friends are in bands so I take a lot of pictures of them performing or hanging out. Most of the time I take pictures so I can remember how funny or how weird my friends are.

How do you go about collecting vintage clothing? What period are you most influenced by?

Collecting vintage for me really depends on my mood. If I feel like having a calming almost meditative time, I'll spend hours in my favourite thrift stores in Ventura or South Bay. If I'm feeling more adventurous I'll wake up at 6am and hit as many estate sales as possible. Estate sales give me a huge adrenaline rush that I crave! I like to buy what I would wear so I mostly am inspired to buy a western or 50s look.

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Sylvester Sessions #69

Sylvester Sessions

India wears Broderie maxi.

India Hendrikse

Auckland, New Zealand

What do you do?

I’m a journalist, writer, photographer and passionate animal rights advocate who is trying as hard as I can to live consciously, in every sense of the word.

Have you travelled anywhere interesting recently?

Yes! I was lucky enough to travel to Norfolk Island for work. If you’re wondering where that is, it’s a teeny tiny island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. The landscape is much like New Zealand, except it’s dotted with towering Norfolk Pines and beautiful hibiscus flowers grow everywhere. It’s also made up of volcanic soil, so striking terracotta-coloured cliffs create a beautiful contrast against the clearest of oceans. I think I fell in love.

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Sylvester Sessions #68

Sylvester Sessions

Cat wears Slubby sundress.

Cat Wratten

Sydney, Australia

Tell us about what you do?

I'm currently studying and practicing photography.

How did you become interested in photography?

I travelled a lot when I was younger and I think that really inspired me as I was being exposed to so many new places and experiences that I wanted to document and capture.

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