Tons of Sense – Take Back the Night

Circus, Video, Visual Art

Dressing up and heading for a night on the town should never make anyone feel uncomfortable or afraid.

It doesn’t matter what clothes you wear, or where you walk, if you are drunk or if you’re alone — There is never an excuse for sexual violence.

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We took to the streets of Melbourne to spread a message of femininity and positivity. Fighting against sexual violence may seem like a monumental process but everyone can do something to raise awareness and fight against victim shaming.

 

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In these pictures we wanted to show people wearing clothes that made them feel great, doing things they love. They are about claiming urban spaces and making them our own. We refuse to accept the notion that the onus is on us to cover up and stay indoors; the night should belong to everyone!

 

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Sexual violence in Australia is a large and complex issue, here we have touched on just one facet that we felt we could address — That it’s everyone’s right to feel safe at night. This shoot was inspired by the Take Back the Night foundation, an awesome group that raises awareness around issues involving violence against women, as well as providing support to people who have suffered domestic or sexual violence. You can check them out on Facebook here.

 

 

Photography by Jessica Howes

Videography by Isaac Lawry 

Beginnings

Circus, Video

Momentum is the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events, all you need is a beginning.

Beginnings examines how things start and how passion, creativity and investigation can all flow from one person to another.

“Uncertainty is a very good thing: it’s the beginning of an investigation, and the investigation should never end.”
-Tim Couch

Cast
Latonya Wigginton
Abby Kelso
Winter Chapman
Maya Tregonning
Rachael Boyd
Ellen Grow
Anna Fisher
Nicole Pienaar
Karina Schiller

Music ‘No Rest For the Wicked’ by Winter Chapman 
Filming by Caleb Morgan and Patter Productions 

Photography By Kieran McNamara