Publication in Cynical Magazine

April 1, 2016



Our very first magazine publication!!!! Jumping up and down with excitement, I seriously cant believe it!!


Huge thanks to Cynical fashion magazine for loving our bride as much as we do and putting her beauty across your magazines pages!


Huge thanks to the amazing ladies that made it possible, Ricki Vale and Monica Niven. 


Many more to come!!!!!!!!!


"The following article is about a creative pairing between Ricki Vale and Shylie Parsons.
Both are single mothers who have sacrificed a lot over the years, and have recently moved on from previous careers into creative mediums – to follow their artistic passions. Ricki is now the owner/operator of Ricki Vale Photography. Shylie Parsons has recently graduated from the Australian Academy of Cinematographic Makeup in Movie Makeup and Special FX Makeup – and now works for Movie World as a costume assistant. Shylie’s inspirations stem from Tim Burton and Colleen Atwood, Ricki’s from the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales. Ricki’s love for capturing unique images and Shylie’s love for creating whimsical characters – provided a mutual eclectic interaction that has proved an inspiring partnership. After assessing each other’s work and developing a mutual respect – they were drawn to work with one another and clicked immediately, brought together by similar tastes and style. All these factors meant that a Corpse Bride shoot at a Graveyard had mouthwatering implications for both artists. The Corpse Bride was inspired by the Iconic Female Horror Character – Bride of Frankenstein and Tim Burton’s character (Corpse Bride) – a modernistic, sensual character was born with the beautiful Actress/Model; Monica Niven as the canvas.
After three hours of prosthetic applications; the shoot took place at a Gold Coast Cemetery in Southport. The gorgeous old headstones, together with Gold Coast’s aesthetically pleasing backdrop and the Autumn climate at dawn – with the magnificent blood red sunrise created an atmosphere perfect for public consumption. This was captured by Ricki Vale, who was not afraid to take the necessary photographic risks to capture the image in its glory."
- Article by J.R.Hill







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