VIRGIN INFLIGHT MAGAZINE: ARTS & CRAFTS Article

"Be downstairs at the brewery at 10:30am. We're gonna get some photos of you."

This happens from time to time.
Photos of some kind of new beer, or a new shirt... "sure, see you there".
Low and behold, good buddy Tom Wilkinson had set up a photoshoot in the brewery, with myself alongside Ginger Taylor and Scotty Dubya. The artists behind Young Henrys

"...you're gonna be featured in Virgin Magazine".

Haha. Amazing. Virgin Magazine. My brain flooded with jokes as if a dam had exploded. This was my first time in Virgin Magazine. Should I be nervous? Was this going to hurt? Was this the right magazine for me? And so on and so forth.

So the three of us sat there, talking shit having a couple of breakfast tinnies while Tom snapped away. From memory, I recall we swapped a series of fucked up jokes and I went on to explain that I'd recently replaced all of my coat-hangers (a remarkably uninteresting story). Although the reason for it was that the metal ones take up less space on the rail and mean I can hang more shirts in my wardrobe, So, slightly educational. And I've somehow told this story a second time... I'll never learn.

Scott Dubya Williams. Sindy Sinn (me) and Ginger Taylor. Photo by Tom WIlkinson at the Young Henrys brewery.

Scott Dubya Williams. Sindy Sinn (me) and Ginger Taylor. Photo by Tom WIlkinson at the Young Henrys brewery.

COATHANGERS

Next thing you know I'm coming home from a weekend of work in Melbourne. Tired. Bleary-eyed.
Flipping through the pages of Virgin Airline's in-flight magazine (aptly titled Voyeur).

Found it. Bloody found it. There we are. Page 102.
Smiling and joking around about coat-hangers and how to explain to our pals that Virgin Magazine isn't what it sounds like.

Photo from June 3rd 2018, flying home from a work trip to Melbourne. 

Photo from June 3rd 2018, flying home from a work trip to Melbourne. 

THE VOICE / NIVEA: Storyboard Artwork

In May this year, I worked with Now We Collide agency on storyboard artwork for a Nivea and The Voice TV commercial. I was sent a written version of the script, along with some photos of the (at the time unannounced) finalists and studio locations. After breaking down and deciphering the advertising-hieroglyphics, I put together the composition for nearly thirty shots, each one focusing on how the contestants would interact with the Nivea products. 

And whilst it was a lot of work with a fast turnaround, it's really satisfying to see the final result... which I've included a link to at the bottom. 

Some fun facts about me relating to deodorant:

  • I actually use Nivea deodorant, the 48 hour Silver Protect.
  • I prefer roll-on to spray. I don't know why. I just do.
  • Most mornings I attempt to throw the deodorant bottle over my shoulder and catch it behind my back. I catch it about 3 out of 10 times... but regardless, my girlfriend is never impressed by it.