Behind the scenes at my Melbourne Workshop!

BTS Video!

On a cold spring day I held my first ever Australian workshop in beautiful Melbourne. I couldn't help but be reminded of the first workshop I hosted back in 2015. Although that was held in the UK, it too was in early springtime. What can I say, it's my favourite time of year to create and to be able to share that passion with others gives me great joy!

This workshop had been months in the works. It was my first time to Australia and I soon realised that pulling together and holding a workshop turned out to be a wonderful way to meet and connect with local creatives! 

Thank you so much to everyone who gave me your time and energy to make this workshop (and my trip!) a positive and magical experience! :)


★ Model: Mairead from Chadwick Models
★ Hair & MUA: Sheran Azmi
★ Styling & Headpiece: Penny Adams
★ Skin retouching by myself and Pratik Naik
★ Assistants: Brenton Spear, Amelia J Dowd, Janaka Rodrigue
★ Studio: Big Door Studios
★ BTS video: Lee Herbert


While editing these I imagined scenes of brave little flower buds blooming in the cold not-quite-winter- but not-quite-spring air.... 

Bella Kotak

Bella Kotak is a fine art and fashion photographer currently based in Oxford & London, England. An art lover from a young age she always knew that she would work within the creative industry. Photography changed her life when she picked up a camera and began a 365 project. From that moment she was hooked by this medium that translates thoughts and imagination into tangible form and has since been featured in several magazines around the world.