Brett Stanley

Commercial Advertising + Fashion Photographer
(Los Angeles & New Zealand)
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She will lead the Revolution – Carterton

I got an out-of-the-blue call from Mr Roc Travers one day to ask if i might be interested to help out on a project he was working on with a theatre troupe from Masterton. Once I heard the brief I was in!

Roc had a bunch of actors and access to some cool vintage dresses and uniforms and wanted to recreate the times of Marie Antoinette, but with a little more punk and a lot less cake.

The theme was based on a simple phrase “She will lead the Revolution” and we took it quite literally, with the girls getting to push the guys around.

The location was an old abandoned house near Greytown in the Wairarapa, near Wellington, and from the moment I saw it I was in love. There was a long walk up a grassy hill to the site and the clouds were just billowing everywhere. All the makings of a great photograph.

We all had so much fun, the actors totally made each scene and Roc did a great job on the stylist side. The cow pats, maybe not so much 😉


Teresa McClymont on May 31, 2010 at 9:04 am

The kids all had an absolute ball doing this and the photos are fantastic ,very atmospheric so thanks for taking the time to do this . If I want a print of some do I order through you ?

Hi Teresa, thanks it was heaps of fun for me too! You can order prints from me, just email me at

bridget connor on August 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

hey there, im the girl in the black and white dress with the flag…IM leading to revolution. just dropping a note to say we all had a fantastic time working with you, you were so helpful telling us what to do, as we had NO idea. would LOVE to work with you again. it was a great experience. thanks 🙂

Hey Bridget, thanks! It was fun for me too and just let me know if you guys have any cool ideas 🙂