I came to this eight-year-old Queensland model, Allee Jowett, via the one-before-last post that included shots from fellow-Australian photographer Michael Murchie. He has a couple of beautiful portraits of her, adding:
“Even though we had 170mm of rain yesterday I wasn’t going to miss out on shooting with Allee! We had already postponed due to weather a couple of times and not even highway congestion, car crashes or flooded roads were going to stop me this time. At just 7 years old Allee is more professional than some of the older, more experienced models I have worked with. She was a dream to shoot and loves it. 🙂 ” (Michael Murchie.com, a year ago)
….and thanks to the miracles of modern science, there’s even a shot of Michael taking the first….shot:
Allee being an Aussie – and having that remarkably beautiful “round” face – made me wonder if she wasn’t this model:
….the dress she’s wearing is by Tutu du Monde, so the Australian triangle was, um…..squared. I was sure they were Allee: tho’ initially I could find no evidence either on her agent’s site, or on her mother Rebekah’s weird collection of social media accounts (seemingly all with different surnames), and Andrea Rembeck’s Tutu du Monde Facebook feed didn’t feature them either – however, I could tell (see the generous links below) that she was aware who Allee was, and reposted some of her images from outside photographers Jane Gilbey and Michael Murchie. Finally I found an Instagram account for Allee (by pure chance – the name of the account was no help: see a link below), and (after about five thousand posts)………there was a cropped version of the second image. Success!! The first one is about my favourite T du M shot – and it has probably more superb promotional images than any other brand…
There isn’t a really massive portfolio to follow, but she has got a number of attractive shots (her mother is the normal-obsessed parent of a wannabe-model/ballerina child, who’s become a very good photographer herself in the process):
…..I was going to say that she was probably more suited to the type of strong, interpretive studio sessions like Michael Murchie’s – but then saw sets (like these below) on her Instagram feed, where she uses that well-formed body from all the ballet classes (and tree-climbing!) to good effect in perfectly normal fashion advertising: I wouldn’t recommend a possible transfer to the States, as I did with Skyla Jay Carpenter, but again she’s stuck with attractive – but small-market – brands like Little Schnucki and Eeni Meeni Miini Moh.
Like Skyla she’s profitted from Isa Battaglin’s flying visits to Australia, and has a couple of the usual superior headshots as a result:
….with just a hint of her rather messed-up teeth.
Here’s a round-up of the rest: