Rise is the result of many months of collaboration with Elle Graham, the singer-songwriter behind the Woodes project. Elle and I developed a complex look and mythology for the Woodes character over many months, imagining an ethereal enchantress with the ability to conjure the four elements of water, wind, earth and fire.
Shot on location in the NSW Blue Mountains and South Coast, we follow a witch emerging from the ocean to perform rituals with her coven. We used coloured smoke, drones, fire ropes, and hand-crafted symbols made from natural materials to bring the magical world of Woodes' music into the visual realm.
We collaborated with Australian fashion designers Atelier Harlem, Tung Vu, Adrian Bressanutti and Alice McCall to bring Woodes' mythical look to life.
Stills photography by Brianna Elton.