OAK & BONE

A creative journal by Gabi E. Mulder

☼ SUN ☼

It was a Friday night in Sydney when Kate and I first started talking. We’d stumbled across each other online earlier that day and by later that night we’d organised to meet the next day and shoot.
Bright & early the following morning Kate met me outside my apartment and we headed to a quiet little beach nearby.
The morning was filled with us in a constant string of conversation (with just the occasional stopping to take some shots).

Here is the result of us laughing 90% of the morning away.
Under the summer sun, with new friends & a camera in hand – … I think I may have just found my favourite way to spend a summer morning? ☼

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M E E T    K A T E

When do you feel the most free?
When I’m at home in Perth, driving along the coast with my friends, windows down, singing our favourite songs.

What thought crosses your mind the most everyday?
‘What’s for dinner?’

What advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Love and accept the body you have. Don’t poison your mind by telling yourself you aren’t good enough, aren’t skinny enough or aren’t desirable enough. You have so much more to offer this world girl!

What advice are you giving to yourself these days?
Still the same thin; constantly reminding myself that I’m enough and I have so much to offer.

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What is one thing you think everyone should try at least once in their life?
Volunteering! I know that might sound cheesy, but i would really recommend going with a big group. It is so rewarding & so much fun! The relationships you form with people are absolutely amazing!

What is one simple satisfaction of yours?  
Waking up in my bed back in Perth… it gets me every time.

When do you feel the most beautiful?
Walking out of the ocean, sand on my skin, no makeup on.

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The quote you like to live by? 
Something my grandma said to me that she told herself everyday ‘I will get there…’, it might not sound like a lot, but it’s what I tell myself whenever ever facing tough times.

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Kate Wasley photographed & interviewed by Gabi Mulder.
Sydney, Australia.

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SOME OF SUMMER

With the Aussie summer having come to an end this week, I thought it would be fitting to put together a photo journal from special moments experienced and captured over the past three months.
From road tripping down the South Coast of Australia with new found friends, to welcoming in the new year on a deserted beach, taking a disposable camera out into the surf at 7am, running through sunflower fields in the rain, and jumping into the ocean at least once every single day, this past summer won’t soon be forgotten.

 “It’s all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life…”

S U M M E R 2016  /  2017

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Photos & words by Gabi Mulder.

LAST DAYS

Phoebe and I met early one morning to capture the last few rays of summer.

A morning filled with excessive amounts of yellow styling (which i couldn’t get enough of) and jumping in and out of that crystal blue sea.

Thanks for another epic summer Australia, you total superstar.

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MEET PHOEBE

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Phoebe Combes and I’m a full time dancer.

Where’s home?
Sydney.

What is one thing someone can do to win your heart?
Cook me potatoes and take me to the beach!

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Where could we usually find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Reading in the sun at the beach.

If you could catch a flight to anywhere in the world right now, where would you be going?
Morocco, India, New York, Iceland!

One thing you think everybody should try at least once in their life?
Watch ‘101 Reasons To Go Vegan and educate yourself on leaving less of a footprint.

If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYBODY!

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See the full film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFH29mPQLiU

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Phoebe Combes photographed Gabi Mulder in Sydney, Australia.

APARTMENT 20

One summer’s afternoon.
4:30pm.

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Cartia Mallan photographed by Gabi Mulder. Sydney, Australia.

COASTAL KID

A deserted beach, a cloudy sky, feet in the sand, glittering eyes.

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Who are you and what do you do?
Hey there! My name’s Cathy Yin. I’m a full time uni student, working part time and currently on holidays just soaking up the sun, surfing, travelling and hanging out with my family and friends.

Where’s home?
Home is the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

One song you can lisren to all day everyday is?
Glacier by James Vincent Mcmorrow.

What was the last thing you googled?
The Japanese surfer that got rescued 6 kilometres off Bulli Beach in Sydney after 16 hours of being out there hahah. Apparently he just wanted to watch the moon?

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What does your perfect Saturday morning look like?
A perfect Saturday morning would be waking up early, going for a surf with a friend then coming home for a home cooked breakfast with the family, and then chilling out with some really good tunes.

What is one thing someone can do to win your heart?
Surprise me by setting up spontaneous plans… oh and I do love flowers!

Your favourite place in the world is?
Kaua’I, Hawaii.

What does paradise look like to you?
Paradise to me is a tropical island with fruit trees everywhere, crystal blue waters inhabited by my family and friends.

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Cathy Yin photographed by Gabi Mulder. Sydney, Australia.

STORMY BAY

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Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jen Hoskins. I’m a girl who’s forever chasing the sun and good times.

What does paradise look like to you?
A tropical island with lots of fruit trees, where I can spend my days climbing mountains and exploring waterfalls, while being surrounded by uplifting people.

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Where’s home?
My family has moved all around Australia and I’ve had a lot of homes, so as cliché as it sounds – my home is wherever my family is. But right now, I live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

How would you spend your perfect Saturday morning?
I would be awake before dawn in enough time to watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, followed by a dip in the ocean and some acai.

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The last thing you googled?
The 1961 Assimilation policy and how it has shaped Australian and Torres Strait Islander Youth today – Uni life.

When do you feel the most free?
In the ocean, or watching the sunrise. Anytime that I’m doing something for my own happiness really.

What age do you wish you could relive?
Seventeen. I was the dancing queen and learnt more about myself than I ever new possible.

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What is one thing someone can do to win your heart?
Adventure with me. Oh, and bringing me sunflowers wouldn’t hurt.

One song you can listen to all day every day is?
A Little Ray of Sunshine by Axiom.

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Your favourite place in the world is?
I have two places equally important to my heart – the ocean and rainforest waterfalls. They remind me of how magical our world is and how insignificant my problems are in the grand scheme of things.

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Jen Hoskins photographed by Gabi Mulder. Byron Bay, Australia.

STEVIE MAY

A warm summer morning in a cosy home in Byron Bay.
Even against all prior opinions, it does in fact turn out that angels do exist. I had the total pleasure of photographing one (a.k.a Freya) for this shoot for Stevie May Boutique. The dreamiest of days in the dreamiest part of the world.

Happy Summer guys!

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Who are you and what do you do?  Freya “not sure how to answer the second part of this question” Gibbs. Where’s home?  Byron Bay, Australia. What does paradise look like to you?  A tropical island with a Kensington Pride mango tree that never runs out.

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How would you spend your perfect Saturday morning?  An early morning surf followed by a big breakfast cook-up. The last thing you googled?  Sailing La Vagabonde.

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One song you can listen to all day every day isBenny Hill theme song. Provided it comes along with a goofy animal clip. One thing you think everyone should try at least once in their life? Go a week without buying anything plastic!

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When do you feel the most free? When no one’s asking me questions. What is one thing someone can do to win your heart?  Put fresh linen sheets on my bed. Your favourite place in the world is? Home.

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Freya photographed by Gabi Mulder. Byron Bay, 2016. Beautiful home available for rent here.