June 01, 2015

Interview: June Moon

June Moon - Matt Barnes Photography

Multi-talented June Moon is a trained make-up artist, dancer, costumier, ski instructor and florist. It is little surprise, then, that her modelling is just as diverse. She is as at home in a commercial urban clothing shoot as she is in a special effects-heavy fine arts project, capable of mixing up her look and style on a whim. I have found ...

February 25, 2015

Modelz View February 2015

Amy Lee Summers - Matt Barnes Photography

Valentine's Day is a classic theme for glamour shoots, so a shoot with glamour model Amy Lee Summers for the February issue of Modelz View magazine was all reds, pinks and hearts. Oh, and the odd bikini made of sweets... This was one of those shoots where finding a location turned out to be a huge headache. We knew our colour scheme was going ...

January 23, 2015

Interview: Sophia Stace

Sophia Stace - Matt Barnes Photography

Wellington-based Sophia Stace is a hugely-talented fashion model who has made a name for herself over the past couple of years. I have shot her several times (the first time as a knife-wielding 50s femme fatale) and have always been impressed by her professionalism, artistic contribution and her strong technical skill as a model. Whenever I ...

Rory Josayama Sophia Stace - Matt Barnes Photography

I like zombie movies. Back in the 80s, they were the nastiest of films. Only the most hardcore of horror fans watched them. They were underground even for the underground. The first zombie flick I saw was with my Social Studies class at school when I was 13 and it was Return of the Living Dead, a horror/comedy perhaps best known for introducing ...