Brief: Photograph the i/o merino Crop Top in pure merino wool
Location: Mt. Ninderry - Sunshine Coast Queensland
Model: Tracey Hua
The Route: Nitroglycerin 25, a deceptively steep crimp ladder with a balancey heart breaker to finish.
Tracey wears Crop Top from i/o merino. Shop it here at:
It struck the photographic location team at jjobrienclimbing that Nitro and Tracey would be the perfect collision of route and climber for the brief.
The shoot was fresh of the tail off her Red River Gorge USA trip, and she has returned stronger than ever.
Thanks to Henk Morgans for rope tech support.
Brizzy girl, Tracey's exotic looks come from her Chinese/Vietnamese family. You'd think that would be enough to be taken seriously as an Asian. She's always trying, but her friends only seem to see her Aussieness. What does an Asian have to do in this country to get recognition? She says she likes Asian food. We all like that. What else have you got?
She also claims to be a Tom Boy, but that's not flying either.
Graceful? Maybe. By her own admission, she's clumsy on the ground and "falls over".A girl of contradictions.
Beyond the brief: Get in a plug for jjobriens' own "dangerously dark" jewellery design.
Model wears: "They only come out at night" necklace.
Obsidian and pyrite skulls and crosses, lava stone and dyed turquoise
From the Red Phoenix website:Guest designer JJ O'Brien has added some dangerously dark pieces to the Skulls and Crosses collection for primitive man and voodoo girls!
They Only Come Out At Night features a Pyrite skull and glossy Obsidian cross with matte black Lava stone and matte black Obsidian skulls. There are five different coloured feature skulls to choose from green, red, orange, bleached or blue turquoise.
Tracey Hua for Red Phoenix Emporium.