WOMEN I KNOW :: KIKI - xanthe berkeley
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So, I had grand hopes for my “Women I Know” series while away in California… what better opportunity to shoot some amazing women as we’d all be gathered together. Or so I thought… I didn’t get to capture as many ladies I’d hoped, in fact considering how many women I was with, my efforts are pretty pathetic and slightly disappointing…

Hey ho! Next time I say? I’m so happy with who I did manage to get in front of my lens, and I’m going to share the first one today.


Kiki is a long time contact first made on Flickr… then she asked me to be part of her collaborative project Exquisite corpse collective and I became friends with her, along with Leonie and Jeanine. Fast forward to now and recently we had two outings in two weeks in two countries! SO good. First Kiki was visiting in London and I took her to my sister’s tea room bake-a-boo, then exactly a week later we met on Huntington Beach while I was there with Kim.

I had hoped to photograph Kiki while she was in London, but cake and conversation were the top priority that day and I now know why it was best to wait, because that magic light on the beach was something special and when someone makes the suggestion ” shall I jump for you?” you know it was meant to be. {Kiki also took the most incredible polaroid of me – the light, the memory… all of it… was pretty special – thank you}




  • Leonie
    Posted at 06:47h, 08 November Reply

    These are exquisite. I too think you have perfectly captured both her beauty and her playfulness.

  • kristen
    Posted at 15:33h, 06 November Reply

    thank you love. xo

  • kim
    Posted at 14:20h, 06 November Reply

    extraordinary…. love them all.

  • Bella
    Posted at 14:18h, 06 November Reply

    Oh. My! ~Kiki is one of my dearest, best friends and you have captured her exquisitely. I’m drooling over pic # 3. Beautiful, just beautiful!!

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