Editorial / Anonymous
The duo behind the lens are Sally Ann and Emily May Gunawan, photographer siblings currently based in Australia and Indonesia. Focusing on fashion, beauty, and commercial works, their photography aesthetic is known as vibrant and quirky.
Where are you based?
Australia / Indonesia.
Tell us about yourselves.
We were born in 90s Sydney and grew up in Jakarta – which made us feel Indonesian at heart wherever home is. We have both been hooked on photography since teenage years and started this as a hobby by taking pictures on vacations and trips. Travelling together inspires us the most.
Did you study photography or a related course?
Sally studied Visual Arts in Melbourne and Emily studied Fashion Business in Jakarta. Studying fashion in college kind of got us into the network and it just went snowballing from there.
Tell us about your work.
Mainly we shoot fashion, sometimes weddings and sometimes commercials. Fashion is the best thing because you can be creative and bring crazy ideas come to life. But you have got keep the balance and work with clients, that is like bread and butter. Our style can be described as vibrant with a little side of quirkiness, as we love to play with colours! We do this full time and by the time we're writing this, we just finished our 5th shoot this week. Some weeks are quieter which can be relaxing. It varies.
What do you love about photography?
The way it can speak louder than words.
Which photographers inspire your practice?
Lots and lots! At the moment, Guy Bourdin and Tim Walker in particular.
What editorials are featuring in ISSUE 03 of Carnival Magazine?
Anonymous and Desert Rose
Tell us about this featured editorial, Anonymous.
We all love a selfie. As much as we'd like to deny it, there's something really bloody satisfying about taking a photo of yourself. At the same time, you can't ignore the fact that the Tumblr age is churning out a self-obsessed generation of social media trawlers, many of whom will struggle to get any job that values real talent over how shit-hot you think you are. In this narcissistic, selfie-obssesed generation, we’ve seen way too many faces every day. For once, it’s nice to focus on something else more than just a pretty face. This was shot in Melbourne and we worked with Christabelle McDonald (stylist), Cynthia Willis (hair/make up artist), and Iris Ferweda (model @ Scene). This editorial was previously published for Spook Magazine. It was exciting to experience with pastel colours and practicing difficult yoga poses on set!
Where can our readers see more of your work?
Published Works & Clients - Cleo, Cosmo Girl, Fashion TV, Garuda Indonesia, Girlfriend, In Style, Marie Claire, Maxim, Maybeline, Nylon, The Australia Time.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Sally Ann & Emily May Gunawan
STYLING / Christabell McDonald
HAIR & MUA / Cynthia Willis
ASSISTANT HAIR & MUA / Mila Tirtasari
MODEL / Iris @ Scene
Living Doll / Gretchen K. Geoghegon / Brkich / H&M / American Apparel / Christina Exie / Topshop / Finders Keepers / Lydia Kennedy / Zara / Caroline Tan (See Full Wardrobe Credits in Issue 03)