Welcome to the first issue of Twelve Frames, a project that asks a broad range of creatives from all over the world to share a little insight into a day in their lives. We were curious about how a range of people from all parts of the world living and experiencing different lives would interpret a loose brief photographed on one roll of film.
For the last month or so I have been sending out a roll of 35mm Kodak Portra to photographers, cinematographers, adventure enthusiasts and a range of other creative brains all over the world. A short list of prompts and a note comes with the roll, to be interpreted however suits the photographer.
Slowly, the rolls of film are beginning to trickle back into Urth HQ. We have teamed up with the legends from Bayou Film around the corner who are processing all our rolls.
The first roll sent back to me came from everyone’s favourite legend, Ming Nomchong. Ming is a successful fashion and art photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Ming also owns and runs a photography studio and women’s surf shop in Byron Bay. She never complains about being busy and still finds time to run around with her beautiful dog and shred in the Byron waves. She probably gets more done in a day than most people think about accomplishing in a week. Ming is cool, I like Ming.
Please enjoy Twelve Frames Issue #1 with Ming Nomchong.
Hometown: Residing in Byron Bay
In your own words, what do you do?
What are you working on right now?
Updating my website, planning a creative shoot, checking emails for my 3 businesses.
When and where did you shoot the roll?
April 2018. We went camping for the weekend on the Sandon River.
Take a frame at first light
My favourite place to be. Waking up next to my lover in a room with a view.
Shoot your favourite tree
Frangas. Their sweet scent whisking me off to a South Pacific daydream.
Take a self-portrait outside
I’ll own a boat one day, and I’ll sail away into the sunset.
Shoot in a space you feel creative in
Once you have the sea in your blood, you’re forever salty.
Shoot the weather
It’s kinda weird to shoot the weather when it’s sunny and perfect. So here’s the sun, the sky, land, the ocean and a bird.
Photograph someone you love
Shoot a stranger
Brooms Head corner store customers.
Shoot your backyard
Nature’s playground, our backyard for the weekend.
Shoot yourself before bed
Teeth brushing, camp styles.
Shoot the contents of your bag
Shoot something that makes you happy
Peas in a pod.
Take a frame at last light
Last light is my Romeo.
If you would like to be a part of the Twelve Frames project, say hello in an email to [email protected]