It was VOGUE, so of course it was the best. Derek Henderson (my long time photo love) behind the lens, Victoria Baron making face, Christine Centenera dressing, Alan whispering. Mulberry, Cartier, Tiffany.
Name(drop) aside, what I witnessed on this day was hard work in it's purest joy bringing form. The type of work where people are doing exactly what they should be, what they were destined to be. From the moment we arrived mid-morning with sun streaming through the closed doors of the Enmore Theatre the quick and quiet pace was set for the tight schedule ahead whilst an effort was made to maintain an air of luxurious calm. So Vogue.
With Emma in the hair & makeup chair for a typical two hours, I found plenty of time for a scout around the empty theatre, lots of camera talk with a befriended fellow one-man entourage, a quick chat with Mr Henderson (as he was crunching on an apple), and perhaps a cup of tea or two to pass that last little 'almost done' bit. The actual taking photo part was an apparent breeze as we even had time for a sweet serenade. As she sat in that booth twiddling the pencil in hand and singing whatever jazzy number it was that had sprung to mind, the whole crew came to a standstill.

Oh and incase you havent seen the final result....

...not bad Sis!

Photos: Rachel Kara (Behind The Scenes),
Emma Birdsall by Derek Henderson (final shot) for Vogue Australia, October '12.


  1. a very formidable team - team birdsall ;-) well done rach and emm - love dad

  2. a very formidable team - team birdsall ;-) well done rach and emm - love dad

  3. I know it's a bit biased, me being the subject/you being my sister and all, but these photos are pretty bloody amazing. As long as I can keep you minion-ing for me at all times for the rest of my career (paid, of course), I'll be chuffed. Good vibes. x

  4. Incredible. Just stunning. Wow. I mean, wow! x

  5. What a beautiful partnership. The Enmore has never looked so good ladies. xx

  6. Well I'm not biased - and I love them.
    Am praying to hear more of Emma's music soon.


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