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Introduction \

Masthead

Editor's letter
Contributors

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Amanda Austin
Preface \ 00

The Return

Philosopher, Author

"We look at the world once in childhood, the rest is memory.
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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Bill Henson, Australian Artist, Tamara Dean
Preface \ 01

Bill Henson

Artist

"As far back as I can remember it’s just been about making pictures - for better or worse, that’s what it’s always been for me."

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Preface \ 02

Nick Cave

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Actor, Composer

"If you're Australian, you feel it in your bones because you're at odds with everybody else."

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Preface \ 03

Margaret Pomeranz

Film Critic, TV Presenter, Ambassador

"I am passionate about our Australian screen heritage, and I’m aware of how fragile it is."

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Preface \ 04

Marc Newson

Industrial Designer

"If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original, because there's no one else like you."

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Preface \ 05

Warwick Thornton

Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Artist

"In storytelling, there has to be a truth.  Even if its fictitious it has to be truthful to what you feel and who you are."

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Preface \ 06

Laura Brown

Editor in Chief, Instyle Magazine (U.S.)

"In fashion you have to have dreams."

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Preface \ 07

David Williamson

Playwright, Screenwriter

"I had an obsessive interest in telling stories from a very early age."

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Preface \ 08

Christopher Doyle

Cinematographer

"I was born Australian, but I'm more Francis Bacon than Mel Gibson - who is the antithesis of me.  Actually, I always wanted to be the Mick Jagger of cinema - but I think I'm more Keith Richards, by force of habit perhaps."

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Preface \ 09

Kelvin Ho

Interior Designer, Architect

"It’s about space and light, an interesting relationship with the landscape and a connection to the land."

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Preface \ 10

Emma Summerton

Fashion Photographer

"No, I don’t like having my photo taken. I like being in charge. I don’t like being told what to do."

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Daniel Askill, IRIS Magazine
Preface \ 11

Daniel Askill

Filmmaker, Artist

"I just started making little movies at night in my bedroom."

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Preface \ 12

Catherine Baba

Stylist, Creative Consultant, Costume Designer, Muse

"More is never enough."

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Preface \ 13

Damon Young

Philosopher, Author

"Swimming is less a simple asylum from the world and more a heightened reminder of my place in it."

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Preface \ 14

Ryan Lobo & Ramon Martin

Fashion Designer, Tome NYC

"It was an unspoken agreement - we just knew that one day when we did it, it would be together."

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Preface \ 15

Omar Musa

Rapper, Poet, Author

"I’m combining gritty realism with something more surreal and hallucinatory."

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian, fashion, art, culture, ollie henderson, olivia henderson
Fashion \ 01

The Pleiades

Models \ Olivia Henderson, Madison Stubbington, Tanja Gacic, Samantha Harris, Rose Smith, Kaila Hart & Shanna Jackway are The Pleaides - the white light of Australian beauty.
Hair Stylist \ Diane Georgievski & Deborah Brider

Makeup Artist \ Charlie Kielty

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, zippora seven, zippora seven model, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian, fashion, art, culture
Fashion \ 02

Back In Black

Model \ Zippora Seven is Back in Black.
Hair Stylist \ Deborah Brider

Makeup Artist \ Claire Thomson
Sound \ PC Music

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Jordan Barrett, Jordan Barrett model, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian model, fashion, art, culture
Fashion \ 03

Call Of The Currawong

Model \  Jordan Barrett answers to the Call of the Currawong.
Hair Stylist \ Deborah Brider

Grooming \ Chisato Arai

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Fashion \ 04

Metamorphosis

Model \ Margo Bushueva transforms in Metamorphosis
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist \ Kimberly Forbes
Shibari Artist \ David Taylor
Sound \ Veren Grigorov

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, collage, amanda Austin, kyle montgomery, Emily Yee, Corinna wilmshurst, dave ross, fashion editorial, art, space
Fashion \ 05

The Stars Like Dust

Model \ Dave Ross traverses an intergalactic continuum in Stars Like Dust.
Collage Artist \ Kyle Montgomery
Hair Stylist & Grooming \ Corrina Wilmshurst

Sound \ Gabreal Hayman

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian, fashion, art, culture
Fashion \ 06

She Grows From Within Desert Cracks...

Model \ Lauren Fenestra Grows from Desert Cracks, Flowering without the Rain.
Hair Stylist \ Pete Lennon

Makeup Artist \ Charlie Keilty
Floral Artist \ Ferdinando de Freitas

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian model, Australian Landscape, fashion, art, culture
Fashion \ 07

Shadowed Land

Models \ Gabby Dover & Claes Nordstrom are of Shadowed Land.
Hair Stylist \ Clive Alright 
Makeup Artist \  Kristyan Low

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Rose Smith, Rose Smith model, Amanda Austin, Amanda Austin Photographer, Emily Yee, fashion editorial, Australian model, fashion, art, culture
Fashion \ 08

The Proposition

Model \ Rose Smith, discovers where the wild roses grow in The Proposition.
Hair Stylist \ Diane Georgievski

Makeup Artist \ Charlie Kielty
Sound \ Jay Dea Lopez

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Bangarra, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page, Indigenous Art, Amanda Austin, Portrait
Profile \ 01

Stephen Page

Creative Director, Choreographer, Film Director

"My fate was to be a caretaker of stories."

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, laith mcgregor, artist, Australian artist, amanda Austin, fashion editorial, art
Profile \ 02

Laith McGregor

Artist

"I was interested in the dandy and the absurdity of masculinity."

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Iris Magazine, Lucy Pinter, Superfine Denim
Profile \ 03

Lucy Pinter

Fashion Designer, Stylist, Entrepeneur

"I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life, I was just enjoying exploring."

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Anthony Lister, Lister, Art, Australian artist, street art
Profile \ 04

Anthony Lister

Artist, Street Artist

"I’m not trying to change the world, I’m just reacting to the world that is trying to change me."

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Profile \ 05

Tony Buck

Composer, Musician, Artist

"There are events and situations that stay with us forever. Some things I've recently read and thought about have brought back memories that I see hold particular significance for me as a musician and artist to this day."

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iris, irismagazine, iris magazine, Paul Blackmore, Australian Photography
Epilogue \ 01

Land Abound

A curation of Australian photographers \ Paul Blackmore, Rennie Ellis, Tracey Moffatt, Stephen Dupont, Trent Parke, Wayne Quilliam, Michael Corridore, William Yang, John Coxon, Jochen Spencer and Robert Ashton, in response to Australia the landscape.

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Epilogue \ 02

The End

"Sensuality imbued with a shameless search for pleasure.  A frank, forthright, unaffected search.
  The art or pleasure of being in the world."

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Epilogue \ 03

Stockists

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