Georgia Blackie is a photographer, maker, and sometimes ALAS collaborator. She has a knack for trapping the seemingly un-trappable mysterious and mystical elements that surround us, which we think is pretty special. Her assiduous eye for detail and lighting has led her to shoot for Russh, Oyster, Pages Digital and more. Watch this space, we think she is destined for many fabulous things! We asked her for a little insight into her world, and how she likes to escape...
Ruby Seaward jewellery lookbook, by Georgia Blackie
What do you intend to capture with your photography?
A mood, a feeling, beautiful moments of light.
You recently moved to the Blue mountains, how are you liking it so far?
I love it. I decided to move up here as a commitment to making art, with two friends who are also artists, Caitlin Shearer
and Eloise Maree
, and the landscape has been so inspiring. I'm not a landscape photographer, but observing it on even the shortest walks is a lesson in mood, colour, and texture. There is so much weather here: mist, fog, even snow, we've watched the leaves turn red and fall, we have three cherry blossom trees blooming in our front yard right now. We're encouraging eachother and collaborating - we have so many plans!
Do you have any morning or evening rituals for sleeping or waking?
While I wish I was the kind of person who rose early every day to make a leisurely breakfast at home, that only happens on my days off. One constant for me is coffee, as I'm hopelessly addicted. My boyfriend gave me a Chemex for my birthday and I have used it every single day that I haven't had to leave the house in a rush. It makes such a smooth brew. The other daily ritual is to catch up on posts from Northern hemisphere friends on Instagram
. For some months now, our household evening routine has been to watch an episode of the X-Files over dinner - and then sneak another one in before bed.
How do you like to escape?
Every few years since I first went in 2009, I have travelled to the US to visit friends, and it is the best real escape from the day-to-day for me, complete physical removal from my usual work, chores, sights. Even a non-stop, city-based trip will be rejuvenating instead of exhausting. If I can get to some Douglas Fir trees
in Oregon as well, then I'm in heaven. My friend Brighid
took me to Mt Tabor in Portland on my last visit to get my nature fix. The rest of the time, I bathe in a dark and quiet space with a pretty candle burning to give myself some time out.
Brighid Thomas by Georgia Blackie