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MICHAEL “SKINY” POWER

The pro­ducer trav­elled an hour out of Los An­ge­les to Lan­caster for the “West Side Story” fash­ion shoot (page 146) with brother and sis­ter mod­els Nils and Lou Schoof. It’s Power’s job to en­sure a shoot goes ahead with­out any mishaps, which means count­less hours of pre-pro­duc­tion, cast­ing and pa­per­work so the team can fo­cus on bring­ing the cre­ative vi­sion to life. Fam­ily, to me, means ...

“look­ing af­ter each other. Not just one’s ac­tual fam­ily, but also in the con­text of the in­dus­try I work in, which in my job makes me the dad. I make sure no one gets hurt and peo­ple are well fed and wa­tered. I also bro­ker peace ac­cords be­tween war­ring fac­tions! I make sure money is there and good plans are in place.” Shoot­ing in Lan­caster was ...

“windy.the high desert is in­fa­mous for its dry heat and wind, which pro­duces chal­lenges for even the most sea­soned hair­styl­ist. Luck­ily our man, Chris­tian Marc, ac­cepted the wind into his style and it ac­tu­ally added to the beau­ti­ful pho­tos Sylvè [Colless] took on the day.” My favourite as­sign­ments

in­volve ... “my favourite pho­tog­ra­phers. … I will say there are a few Aussie le­gends on that list.” This year I am most look­ing for­ward to ... “tak­ing a month to sail around the Greek Is­lands catch­ing de­li­cious fish, with sun­tanned feet and good friends.” The Ger­man brother-sis­ter model duo were head­ing to Hol­ly­wood for a hol­i­day when BAZAAR asked them to take a de­tour to the west­ern Mo­jave Desert.the arid­ity and heat was a world away from the lush forests and beau­ti­ful beaches of Sch­leswig-holstein, Ger­many’s north­ern­most state, where the sib­lings grew up be­fore burst­ing onto the mod­el­ling scene. Lou was dis­cov­ered first, on a train to Ber­lin. Shortly af­ter­wards, her younger brother was spot­ted on her In­sta­gram ac­count. Nat­u­rally, it led to the ge­net­i­cally gifted pair shoot­ing to­gether.“it’s a unique and beau­ti­ful ex­pe­ri­ence,” Nils says. “As sib­lings, you usu­ally share your pri­vate life, your fam­ily and your roots. Go­ing fur­ther by work­ing to­gether, we grow and sup­port each other where oth­ers would not have any­one to share [that part of life with].” The Mo­jave Desert is ... Lou: “a quiet place. All you hear is birds and the wind blow­ing.” Nils: “The sun makes you feel alive and en­er­gised.” Fam­ily is the most im­por­tant

thing be­cause ... L:“a fam­ily knows your soul. A hug at the right mo­ment, ad­vice in hard times or a smile on a moody morn­ing make you re­alise that even if once in a while you lose your­self, some­one will be there for­ever to re­mind you to keep search­ing for truth, hap­pi­ness and ful­fil­ment.” We both love ... L:“sports and to work out to­gether.we love hon­esty, be­ing straight­for­ward and pro­duc­tive.” N:“WE love cooking.we do it ev­ery day and will open our own lit­tle restau­rant one day with the health­i­est, fresh­est meals.”

JENNIFER STENGLEIN

When BAZAAR needed a por­trait of Bambi North­wood­blyth to ac­com­pany her pow­er­ful piece about the year that changed her life (page 68), her good friend Jennifer Stenglein was more than happy to oblige.the La-based pho­tog­ra­pher wel­comed North­wood-blyth into her stu­dio to cap­ture the kind of hon­est, raw images that can only come from a re­la­tion­ship based on trust. Stenglein has built a rep­u­ta­tion for dra­matic work that has been fea­tured in some of the world’s lead­ing mag­a­zines. Work­ing with Bambi was great be­cause ... “it’s al­ways a beau­ti­ful time. She is such a lu­mi­nous hu­man. Far be­yond her wild beauty is her shiny in­ner spirit, and it al­ways daz­zles. She has be­come a very close friend, so all our photo ex­changes are ones of hon­esty, sweet con­ver­sa­tion and good times.” My ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy is ... “you get this one tiny mo­ment on this one day with this one spe­cial hu­man that will never hap­pen again, so you re­ally need to hon­our that very brief en­counter”.

DR EMMA ADAMS

The psy­chi­a­trist and mother of three is the author of Un­break­able Threads, a new book about her year­long fight to free a young unac­com­pa­nied Hazara refugee, Ab­dul, from im­mi­gra­tion detention and wel­come him into her home and fam­ily. She writes about the ex­pe­ri­ence for BAZAAR on page 72. An un­break­able bond is ...

“hu­man con­nec­tion.the bond be­tween an in­fant and their clos­est car­ers is fun­da­men­tal in the de­vel­op­ment of emo­tional re­silience, so­cial and in­tel­lec­tual de­vel­op­ment and even phys­i­cal health as an adult.” The prob­lem with iso­lat­ing refugees is ... “when [they] are kept away in detention cen­tres and off­shore, what [we] are not able to see is that refugees are peo­ple just like us”. As a psy­chi­a­trist, I am pas­sion­ate

about ... “help­ing moth­ers and their in­fants forge that un­break­able bond, even when over­whelm­ing stress or men­tal ill­ness get in the way of a par­ent’s ca­pac­ity to re­spond to and pro­tect their children”. The lives of moth­ers and ba­bies in detention cen­tres are ...

“un­re­lent­ingly hor­ri­ble. Faced with what I had seen in Dar­win’s im­mi­gra­tion detention cen­tres, I was pow­er­less as a psy­chi­a­trist. But as a mother, I knew that love has power, and with that love I could help one lonely child.”

NILS & LOU SCHOOF

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