https://beachboyscentral.com/blogs/journal.atom From The Passionate And Energetic Moments To The Periods Of Separation And Quietness || Beachboyscentral 2020-08-17T15:16:00+10:00 Beachboyscentral https://beachboyscentral.com/blogs/journal/meet-sydney-based-film-photographer-kaitlyn-bosnjak 2020-08-17T15:16:00+10:00 2020-08-17T15:17:17+10:00 From The Passionate And Energetic Moments To The Periods Of Separation And Quietness || Beachboyscentral Caitlin Verrall Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Bosnjak. I’m a Sydney based film photographer. I’m originally from Florida in the United States and I moved to Sydney in 2010 to study.

 

 

Describe your journey to where you are today.

In 2018 I decided I wanted to see how far I could get with photography as a career. I wasn’t shooting with models back then, mainly scenic shots. Photography was always something I really enjoyed so I started my @justfilm_ account on Instagram and just started posting some of my work. I was then approached by a small Melbourne label called Salia Jac and that kickstarted my career! Since then I worked on budding relationships and working with models to continually practise and refine my craft. It’s been a wonderful journey so far and I’ve met so many amazing people that are now really good friends of mine! I’m excited to see what the future holds.

 

 

You shoot using film. What is it that you love about film?

My grandpa was a photographer when he was younger and shot film adverts for the local newspaper. He taught me so much about shooting on film, and I still use the camera he bought me to this day, so I think part of why I love using film is that it reminds me of him. Another thing I love about film is the control it gives you over the image; like learning to drive manual before driving automatic. You savour the moments when shooting, and when you finally see the image it’s so exciting.

 

Who do you enjoy shooting the most and why?

I enjoy shooting with diverse women of all shapes and sizes because I’m honestly so inspired by their bodies, their personality, and their movements. Each person I work with allows me to tell a different story and showcase their personality in a different way.

 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?

Having the chance to be creative and working with some amazing people along the way.

 

 

Have you had any key mentors/muses that have shaped your work?

My key mentor would definitely be my grandpa; he’s always giving me pointers on how to be better at what I do. Other than that I love the work of Darren Mcdonald, Alessio Albi and Alexandra Nataf. Their eye has very much inspired me and continually does.

 

 

Do you have any exciting projects on the horizon you can share with us?

I have a project coming in in a few weeks time that I’ve organised with some friends. I’m very excited about it as it’s been something I have wanted to shoot for a while now. Details are a secret until released!

 

 

What music are you listening to at the moment?

I’m actually not listening to much at the moment — I’ve been distracted by podcasts! But my husband plays a lot of music at home and lately, that’s been a mixture of The Cure, The Roots and Roy Ayers Ubiquity.

 

Are you a reader? Have you read anything interesting lately?

Yes! I’ve challenged myself to read 12 books this year and I am already on book 10 which I’m very proud of. I want to read more books by BIPOC authors and recently read a book by Colson Whitehead call The Nickel Boys. It’s historical fiction based on a reform school in Florida called Dozier School for Boys. It was an incredible read: very sad, but I’d highly recommend it.

 

 

Signature dish?

Vegan Mapo Tofu, I make it pretty much every week and it’s delicious.

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https://beachboyscentral.com/blogs/journal/meet-model-creative-and-original-weft-muse-samantha-mcintyre 2020-05-16T08:59:00+10:00 2020-08-17T15:19:51+10:00 From The Passionate And Energetic Moments To The Periods Of Separation And Quietness || Beachboyscentral Caitlin Verrall

Honest, loving and tall is how she describes herself and we agree – meet model, creative and original Weft muse, Samantha McIntyre.

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Honest, loving and tall is how she describes herself and we agree – meet model, creative and original Weft muse, Samantha McIntyre.

Can you describe yourself in 3 words?

Honest, loving and tall.


Where do you call home?

The Gold Coast, Australia is where I grew up but my heart belongs to Melbourne so... both?


Where do you live now and what do you love most about where you’re living?

Melbourne – it's a place where every corner is alive. Whether with architecture & art, gardens, the locals – it's a very diverting city.

 

What does your typical day usually consist of?

Currently? I wake up, late in the morning, fix my cats breakfast and myself a coffee. Maybe a morning cartoon whilst I sip my coffee. Then food and getting to work on my creative projects. Maybe a stretch in the sun on the patio with a book. Before the world went topsy turvy, I’d be working 9-5 in retail and I do miss that but I'm incredibly grateful for the time at home and the opportunities it’s presented to me.

 

How have you been spending your days in isolation? 

Rather productively actually. Don’t get me wrong, I've also been taking plenty of time to physically relax which I'm lucky enough to do. But I'll spend most of my time painting or on my pottery desk and movies or a book at hand if I need a break.

 

What inspires you and why? 

Films, IG, friends, daydreaming. It’s nice to get caught up in thoughts whilst watching a film or chatting with a friend. It lets your mind capture something you might not have thought of without this one conversation or image.

 

What is your greatest accomplishment? 

Acknowledging my depression and seeking help before it was too late. Trying to stop the stigma around anxiety and depression by being as open and honest as I can. My family has done a complete 360 on recognising it as a disease and not just something you’ve made up. It’s been a big journey.

 

Drink of choice?

Water, coffee, vino. In that order.

 

How would you describe your personal style?

Ever dependant on my daily mood.

 

Do you have a favourite Weft piece and why?

I love the Suited Silk Shirt from your first collection. It goes with everything! New season, I’m loving the Smith Shirt or Ithica Wrap Dress.

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https://beachboyscentral.com/blogs/journal/inside-gold-coast-interview-with-creative-director-caitlin-verrall 2020-03-23T14:21:00+10:00 2020-08-04T16:41:21+10:00 From The Passionate And Energetic Moments To The Periods Of Separation And Quietness || Beachboyscentral Caitlin Verrall Good to speak with Inside Gold Coast about the brand and our latest collection Outliers. Read the interview below:

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She’s the local lass about to take the fashion world by storm and we are pretty thrilled about it.

We sat down for a chat with Caitlin Verrall about her label Beachboyscentral and the release of her stunning second collection, Outliers.

How long have you been a Gold Coast local?
It would be close to 12 years now. I moved to the Gold Coast to study design in my early 20s and now it’s home. I worked in London for a couple of years in between but you can’t beat our lifestyle.

What do you love most about living here?
I love the laid-back and friendly nature of Gold Coasters, and the enterprising nature behind many of us who choose to live here for the lifestyle balance. I also love the access we have to endless beaches and camping spots as you head south, and that Brisbane is only up the road.

Tell us about your fashion label Beachboyscentral?
Beachboyscentral was born out of a need for beautiful, unassuming clothing. I love subtle, enduring and well-crafted pieces, so everything is designed with this in mind. I work mainly with a monotone palette and use all natural fabrics. The designs are clean and minimal, so pieces can be worn on their own or as a compliment. We just released our second collection, Outliers, which offers everything from the classic Smith ‘90s Dress to the statement Ithica Wrap Dress. It’s a beautiful range of timeless, laid-back silhouettes, with matching separates emerging for the first time.

How did it come about?
I spent more than 10 years working for global brands which produced large ranges of clothing several times throughout the year. While it was great exposure, my heart was in creating pieces that transcend seasonal cycles and become personal favourites.

I had designs bouncing around in my head and sketchpad and was excited (and also a little nervous) to finally release my first range, Essential Eccentric. A small collection of carefully curated designs, it really set the tone for Beachboyscentral with a great response from across Australia and even some orders from overseas.

What does the brand name mean?
In weaving, the weft is passed over and under the warp to turn thread or yarn into woven fabric. I once heard San Francisco described as a place with an ‘eccentric weft’ – a destination for dreamers and misfits and for those who like to sit at the edge of the continent and look even further west. This phrasing really resonated with me with something special woven into each piece from Beachboyscentral.

From where do you draw inspiration?
All around me. It changes daily. I’m a visual person – beautiful photographs inspire me. Ceramics are really inspiring me at the moment (and you can probably tell if you follow Beachboyscentral on Instagram). Generally, people doing something unique or new is always inspiring. It pushes you to do the same, to do better.

What’s your favourite piece in the current collection?
The Smith Cigarette Pant would have to be my favourite from Outliers. I’m very much a comfort dresser, so these pants are perfect. They’re tailored and cut from a soft, fluid linen blend. They can be worn with some slides and a tank and also dressed up with a pair of heels. Versatility in a garment is key for me. The Smith Pant and Shirt have been popular in this collection.

Any advice for someone wanting to start their own fashion label?
It feels strange offering advice, but I can say the market is busy and you have to establish trust. I think it is important to have authenticity and a clear purpose. And quality pieces that are thoughtfully designed.

What’s in the works for 2020 for you?
Outliers is our focus at the moment, but we are also planning a new collection for release later this year.

Tell us your favourites on the Coast…
Cafe for breakfast:
Paddock Bakery is still my favourite breakfast jaunt.
Coffee spot: BSKT is within walking distance from home, but I’ll happily grab a coffee from anywhere – especially if I tag along for a morning surf check with my partner.
Restaurant for dinner: I love restaurants with share plates or tapas – Light Years is a new favourite.
How does your weekend usually look? It’s a little different these days with a 5-month-old. We’re up early to make a coffee and head over the road for an ocean swim and some sun. We often drive south to Kingscliff for lunch or a picnic at Talle Creek with friends. We love a weekend away too – we just got back from camping near Brooms Head.

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