We’re Mira & Thilda; two sisters exploring the world through our lens. In 2014, we will host "The Artist’s Project" - an annual series of Australian culture installations hosted by fashion brand Backstage.
more color, more light, more love, more music, more pleasure, more magic, more glitter, more time, more smile, more boom bus, more rainbows, more sex, more bubbles, more hugs, more trees, more truth, more unicorns, more cookies, more butterflies, more memories, more sunrises, more joy, more heart, more beach, more help, more dreams, more shooting stars, more chocolate, more koalas, more waterfalls, more life, more books, more friends, more beards, more dreamcatchers, more mushrooms, more taste, more barefoot, more dancing, more happiness, more lighters, more children, more festivals, more difference, more keys, more sharing, more chaos, more hammocks, more more of all
less greed, less noise, less pressure, less economy, less lies, less McDonalds, less bitterness, less speed, less money, less war, less anger, less plastic bags, less borders, less police, less fear, less work, less clothes, less consume, less capitalism, less knifes, less hate, less ”no camping”, less saying goodbye.
Arriving in a new city without knowing anything - anyone. To discover new places, and to let destiny decide who you are going to meet and what you are going to do. Living like changes your life direction every day.
We have been living on the road for two weeks now; two weeks that have more or less felt like a lifetime. Even though it feels horrible sometimes not having a bed/shower etc, we often tell ourselves: "We want to spend our lives like this, broke but inspired”. For example this Sunday afternoon, after camping in a crocodile park where you absolutely shouldn’t be camp (we saw the sign the day after hehe..), we woke up early and continued to drive south. We picked up a hitchhiker along the road and he showed us around in a town called Bowen and told us about a hidden beach where we all fell asleep under the sun (without any sun lotion). After two hours we woke up, thirsty, red as tomatoes and ready for one more hour on the road. We arrived at Airlie Beach and the first thing we saw was this huge amazing pink hippie-bus (yeah we like hippie buses what?). We had to ask the owners if we could camp together. We were spellbound by the bus. When it started to get dark and the pink bus was about to leave, all the vans in the park followed the bus, so we ended up 8 vans camping together and creating our own Bush Doof. Jacques and Katia, the owners of the bus, have been living in it for four months, driving from Melbourne to Cairns. The others on the bus were people they had met at some festival or just on their route. The day after the Bush Doof we went back onto the bus, saw every detail in daylight, and wow... We want to have a similar bus for ourselves... maybe one day.
After 4 days of camping with the rain constantly leaking into our van high up in the Blue Mountains, we called our saviours Tony & Delip who both live in Palm Beach - begging if we could sleep on their couch one more night before we hit the road again. They let us sleep in this house instead. Waking up with a view and a pool that seemed to reach out and touch the horizon truly takes your breath away. (Especially after four days without a shower, bed and kitchen). So we washed our dirty hippie clothes and let them rest for a day, took a shower, and hit up this Armani dress instead. These shots we took whilst playing around with the thought of actually living there; lying on the soft pillows, reading a magazine in a beautiful and clean (!) dress. It really felt like we had been born new again.
If we were going to give a name to our little Blue Mountains trip, we probably would call it ”The Lord of the Necklace.” With this scenery and this heavy piece of jewellery, we almost expected some Orks around the corner trying to steal it from us. However, both us and the Orks would have been flushed away because right after this shoot the sky fell down on us and we had to rush back to the car to save the camera and ourselves.
Despite the dangers (both real and imagined) it was worth the risk. This is one of our favourite shoots so far, it was just such a special feeling standing there and see the clouds moving so fast towards us, almost like they were hungry ghosts longing to swallowing us.
Next time we visit the Blue Mountains we are going to check the weather report before leaving, just so we can walk a bit further up to find out if there really was some Orks there. Either way, it was a pretty amazing walk