Sydney’s historic horrors get Elegant

US magazine Elegant will be featuring our work in the latest (August) issue!

The editorial centres on some of Sydney’s more bizarre murder cases. You see, after our shoot for Peek Tours, we were more than a little inspired by Sydney’s sordid past. While we had plenty of fodder to choose from, uncovering a sequence of Sydney’s most bizarre historic murders really piqued our (morbid) curiosity. We found cakes laced with poison, transgender transgressions, a hacked up body in a suitcase, a love triangle gone horribly wrong…

Anyway, we gave these bizarre cases the Xray Doll treatment and are chuffed to be seeing it in the flesh. So grab yourselves a copy of Elegant here.

 

 


Credits:

Creative concept: Wassim Bazzi and Chrissie Hall @Xray Doll
Producer/Photography: Chrissie Hall @Xray Doll
Art Direction/Retouching: Wassim Bazzi @Xray Doll
Makeup and Hair Directors: Glitta Supernova @Xray Doll and Karen Hopwood
Photography Assistant: Daniel Kukec and Kylie Anne Nelson
Styling: Ella Murphy
Set Designer: David Lloyd
Props: Amanda Davies
Makeup Assistant: Kate Bonar
Hair Assistant: Clare Moriarty
Rattery: Daniela Di Natale @ Rtgrattery.weebly.com

Cast:

Models: Thomas Taylor, Jemma Hansen, Ashley Rogers @ Chadwick Models

Dentist/White Queen: David Lloyd

Queen: Matt Format

Talking with the one and only Betty Grumble

Last month Chrissie from Xray Doll spoke with the famous Betty Grumble who is the star of Xray Doll’s recent film clip “One night stand “.  We love working with Betty!!!

1) Whats it like to be famous?

Being famous is like being in a room full of mirrors that you smash up nightly then glue back together in the morning. Infamy is both a curse and a blessing, where the invisible and visible are in flux and you walk a tightrope of power play whilst yourself major wedgies with the sequinned g-string of narcissism.

2) How did Betty feel like after the competition?

Betty feels enraged by competition. She lives for it, or so she is told to live for it. Like a predator the Grumble is in a constant race against her imagined self, like a parrot bouncing infront of its mirrored cage, the race is a dance Grumble never tires of.

3) What where her thoughts when she saw herself in the bin?

When Grumble sees herself disposed she is not suprised. This world can’t handle so much beauty. So she starts the process again, she picks herself out of refuse, recycling and re-inventing body and brain bits. Getting the flesh together to take it on and take it off.

4) How did you go working with the guys at Xray Doll?

Xray Doll create psychedelic, bombastic art that Grumble loves to live within. Xray doll are as freaky as they come and Betty Grumble loves to get on board with their unique brand of colourful and subversive expression.

5) Tell us a crazy story that has happened to you recently?

I am currently in London! The craziest Grumble experience recently has been dancing completely nude at the NYC DOWNLOW with Jonny Woo and the tranimals of London.

Xray Doll is always up for some FourPlay

FourPlay String Quartet, that is. Ahem. We were lucky enough to shoot this talented bunch of classical rockers for their upcoming tour around Oz in October. Check out the promo pics below. Just like us, these classical musos almost defy classification: they have classical training but these guys are anything but classical. The foursome infuse their music with a mix of gypsy, rock, hip-hop, folktronica, post-rock… oh, we could go on. Let’s just say it’s an amazing band that knows how to rock your lil’ socks off. Anyway, enjoy the pics (and please excuse our resident photo bomber, Frank the Flamingo. He was incorrigible…)!

The Australian goes Retro

Our retro-tastic hottie Shannon Dooley from Retrosweat has made The Australian! (Yup, you’ll probably also recognise that inevitably iconic pic of Shannon getting her Jamie-Lee Curtis on as an XRay Doll special. Ah, we’re so proud.)

Also check out the new Retrosweat website so you can have a gander at another of our favourite pics: Shannon perched atop an epic boombox, set amongst a sea of cassettes. Seriously, could you get more 80s? Okay, we couldn’t get Michael J Fox, but we think we nailed it, nonetheless.

Xray Doll_Retrosweat

Xray Doll_Retrosweat

Shards of Glitter featured in Curium

Check our awesome pics in the launch issue of Curium mag! To buy a copy to see our work up close and personal just click here. In the meantime here’s a little something to whet your appetite.