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The Glassblower

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The glassblower

Meet Leisa Wharington,

the amazing glassblower from Hastings. I met Leisa through a friend when I was shooting the Vintage Dealer series. She was kind enough to let us use her beautiful house as a locationthat time. We started talking after the shoot and an amazing story of her career just unfolded in minutes and all I could think of was how to get her in front of my camera. I couldn't wait to see her studio, to feel the heat, smell the tools, being there in the moment when she is creating her beautiful glassware and pendants.

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Seeing her being this passionate about the craft after nearly thirty years of being a glassblower was very inspirational. Such a simple thing, passion, and it packs so much energy. Needless to say, I had the best time at her studio in Hastings. I shoot both stillsand motion for this project and I walked out with the biggest smile on my face. 

Side notes: I'm still horrible with picking my own outfit for my shoots. Who would have thought it will get hot inside a glassblower’s studio on a hot summer day in Australia.

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