Today I'm Juniper

Anna - 18 - Auckland. Here's a little collection of my photographs.
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BOIZ & GURLZ: Iris Wood
If you could be yourself in any tv show or film, which would it be and why?
Definitely not American horror story! Requiem for a Dream in the role of intervention, and know you’ve made a difference.

What is your ideal festival lineup?
Third Eye Blind, Daughter, Wotski, John Butler Trio, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, and Avril Lavigne

What is the story of your name?
Dad wanted to call me Eva because it’s a family name, and they agreed on that, but Mum wrote ‘Iris’ on my birth certificate. 

Would you rather be three feet taller or three feet shorter?
Three feet, that’s three subway sandwiches! I’d feel like a pasty avatar clumsy.

What’s your favourite thing about where you live?
At Dad’s in Howick, there’s a really steep walk home, and just when you get to the top, there’s a little peak of the ocean, and that’s close enough for me.

What is something you didn’t know this time last year?
That would have been term one of year thirteen… I’ve learnt that school grades are not as important as you are led to believe. 

If you could work with anyone, who would it be and what would the project be?
I’d really love to photograph Kirsten Stewart. I’m going to have some more collaborations - I’d like for Mark Rothko to do a painting, and then I’ll paint something overtop here and there. At some point I’ll be a backup singer for Wotski.

What does painting mean to you?
The older I get the more it changes from what it should be. I hated it at school, because it’s all about what you can give to these three panels, but now I can do it for fun and there’s more drawing from the experience of painting while you’re creating it.

If you could escape, where would you go and who with? (Asked by Maggie)
Two years escape in Italian countryside, close enough to the sea, still terracotta houses, and swimming pools, quiet away from the city. I’d go alone because if I was with someone it wouldn’t really be escaping.

What question would you like to ask the next person I chat with?
If you HAD to get a tattoo the size of a saucer, what would you get and where?
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BOIZ & GURLZ: Isabella Clark
If you could be yourself in any tv show or film, which would it be and why?
New Girl - Jess is super ditsy and I like her a lot. I could totally live with Jess.
What is your ideal festival lineup?
Food! Probably vegan food. Love my vegan food.
What is the story of your name?
My name doesn’t really have a story. My two nicknames though, they do. Bella means beautiful and adults are all like, ‘DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?’ My other nickname, Izzy, which I get called by my boyfriend’s brother because he said it’s more badass, and that Isabella is too soppy. So I kinda have two personas going on. 
Would you rather be three feet taller or three feet shorter? 
Probably three feet shorter - I’d run around through people’s legs at clubs and watch them freak out. And I’d dress up as an elf.
What’s your favourite thing about where you live?
I really love my suburb, it’s basically Nana town, like a giant retirement village. Only like every third house has a young person living in it. But everybody is really lovely. And it’s nice living near the beach.
What is something you didn’t know this time last year?
It’s very hard making life decisions!
If you could work with anyone, who would it be and what would the project be?
Cassandra Verity Green, she’s a fashion designer in London. I’d want to do a photoshoot with her, and quite possibly incorporate some illustration into it.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a way of materialising my thoughts, I can’t really do it with words. Pictures flow more for me.
What has photography taught you?
It is very hard to find paid work as a young person simply because of your age. And that you don’t need an education to be good at something.
If you had to have a tattoo the size of a saucer anywhere on your body, what would you get and where? (Asked by Iris)
A wasp… on my shoulder blade.
What question would you like to ask the next person I chat with?
What is the weirdest meal you have ever made?
Here is some evidence that Bella’s a lord at photography https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaWebPhoto?fref=ts
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You get to meet Bella soon - you’ll like her, she’s nice
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Daffodil Day at Britomart
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