JULI BALLA

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contributors -

The pho­tog­ra­pher took in­spi­ra­tion from the vivid hues of na­ture to cap­ture mod­els adorned with Chaumet jew­els in the rav­ish­ing new-sea­son col­lec­tions. See her “Hy­per Colour” story on page 136. “Both my par­ents were pho­tog­ra­phers in Bu­dapest, so the craft ran in my veins,” she says.“my ear­li­est mem­o­ries were fol­low­ing my fa­ther around on as­sign­ment — fol­low­ing in his foot­steps lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively was a nat­u­ral con­clu­sion.” Work­ing on the Chaumet shoot was … “like be­ing a child in a candy store. Stylist Meg Gray’s vi­sion was so ex­cit­ing, and the fashion and flow­ers lent a bril­liant jux­ta­po­si­tion to the de­li­cious colours of the gem­stones.” I love di­a­monds be­cause …

“I know it’s a to­tal cliché, but di­a­monds are for­ever. I have a sim­ple di­a­mond ring from my part­ner and it’s the most pre­cious thing I own.” I’m most in­ter­ested in … “the world around me. I find art, film and travel most in­spir­ing, but fashion is close be­hind.”

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