Fluffy slippers, gingham apron (specially sewn for this shoot) and hair rollers are bound to get strange looks from on-lookers… At least the guys in the laundromat may be convinced to do their laundry more often!

Set in Melbourne.

This image is also showcased in the 2009 calendar (click image to view the calendar)


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  • dairygirl
    dairygirlalmost 7 years ago

    yet another cool shot, this is fantastic.

  • Andrew Bosman
    Andrew Bosmanalmost 7 years ago

    Better and better is series gets!

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42almost 7 years ago

    i do love those rollers…great image, the colours are so gorgeously retro too

  • Helen McLean
    Helen McLeanalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks all! Yes, those colours are gorgeously retro, totally agree with you there Jessica.

  • Jo O'Brien
    Jo O'Brienalmost 7 years ago

    How hard was it to cull this lot back! I had to stop myself posting after a while but now that I’ve seen this I’m all motivated to stick up another batch :)
    Love it.

  • Helen McLean
    Helen McLeanalmost 7 years ago

    It was VERY hard indeed… I think I have culled it further from the 40 down to 25 – there are too many good ones!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 7 years ago

    What an actress! Love this shot Helen… you’ve really captured a moment here… great shooting, art direction and style in this series… Love it!!!! Glad you uploaded as a series – just works so well!!!!

  • ClaireBrewis
    ClaireBrewisalmost 7 years ago

    Wow where did you find this place!? Its such a fab location!

  • Helen McLean
    Helen McLeanalmost 7 years ago

    Hi Claire, Thank you! This was at my local laundromat in Spotswood, Victoria (Western suburbs)…. Jo and I both thought that her area would have had this style of laundromat but unfortunately for us, all the machines were updated recently.

  • transmute
    transmutealmost 7 years ago

    Yes, those are my boxers ;o)…

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