Article Title:Kiwis: Get in bed for Aussie equality!
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:15th October 2014 - 02:25 pm
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Story ID:15877
Text:New Zealanders are being sought to show their support for marriage equality across the Tasman with a John and Yoko style 'in bed' photo shoot. Aaron and Ned - picture by Lisa White Melbourne-based photographer Lisa White grew up in New Zealand, and is in Auckland for the next two weeks and is looking for people willing to be part of her stunning In Bed Project. It all started when she grew frustrated at Australia’s stance on marriage equality, and a Sydney Yoko Ono exhibition led her to see a ‘Bed-In’ protest as a great way to make a statement of her own. Like John and Yoko’s protest, it’s fun and with a very real objective. It’s not only about raising awareness of our rights to marriage equality, it’s also a historical record, a snapshot of this time. While in New Zealand she is shooting the wedding of a couple who have taken part in the campaign. She says “it’s a bit shabby” and “shocking” that Australian couples have to fly over here to get married. “But lots of them are doing it.” She hopes she can take pictures home showing a bit of New Zealand solidarity for marriage equality in Australia. Jill and Caitlin - picture by Lisa White White is available between now and 31 October. She says the subjects get to come up with the photo idea, and she simply arrives and takes pictures – a process which takes about half an hour or 45 minutes. “However you want to be a part of it and be portrayed, I will shoot you. A couple of guys wanted to be shot with their dog. Some of the girls just wanted a shot with the kids piled on top of them. However you want to be portrayed, it could just be sitting in bed, it doesn’t have to be a big statement – as long as you’re in bed.” You can do it by yourself, with your partner, your family or friends. All the information on taking part is on Lisa White’s website here - including the contact form. You will need to also sign a model release form agreeing she can use the pictures.       Jacqui Stanford - 15th October 2014
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