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Tell me no, I say yes.  by Leila  Koren

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Small (12.0" x 8.0")

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The Heartbreak series : in the car.

The beginning of the end.

starring Frankie and Darren.

Santogold lyrics and the feeling of female strength is embodied in the defiance of the song and photo.

Santogold Creator

Got no need for the fancy things
All the attention that it brings
Tell me no, I say yes, I was chosen
And I will deliver the explosion

Can’t say it’s gonna get me far
Do no good to say what you are
I run the streets and I break up houses
River runs deep and the flame devours it

Me, I’m a Creator
Thrill is to make it up
The rules I break got me a place
Up on the radar
Me, I’m a Taker
Know what the stakes are
Can’t roll it back, it’s understood
Got to play our cards

Nikon D70s 85 mm
Shot in Frankie’s car, outside Paul Vanzella’s studio.

featured in PULP NOIR


santogold, 85mm, leila, leila koren, frankie valentine, melbourne, car, darren, dee

Bachelor of Arts, Hon, Visual Culture, Women’s studies, Monash University
Graduate Diploma in Documentary film and television, Victorian College of the Arts
Wrote and Directed & presented on Channel 31 TV shows: Fashion Police, Fun Yoga and CNEWS, WOPG TV

PHOTOS and FILM clients:

EMI Australia
ABC Arts
Multicultural Arts Victoria
Simone & Miles
Kiss Head
Leon Thomas
Tin Pan Alley
C31 Melbourne

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  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaabout 5 years ago

    sensational Leila… the way you draw out emotion and story telling are incredible… this captivates me on so many levels, from the warmth of the colour tone to the distant stares… superb still!

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohabout 5 years ago

    I love this texture and color. Two people together in two different thoughts , Great shot.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful expressions, and story, Leila!

  • thank you mel!

    – Leila Koren

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaabout 5 years ago

    I love that look from Frankie and brilliant work with the toning.

  • thank you alf!

    – Leila Koren

  • gemynd
    gemyndabout 5 years ago

    amazing shot perfect framing..wonderful contrasts of emotions captured

  • thank you :) x

    – Leila Koren

  • butterflyashes
    butterflyashesabout 5 years ago

    Love her eyes! They say it all! Really strong and daring!

  • Thanks yes it was a strong pose. x

    – Leila Koren

  • gobucki
    gobuckialmost 5 years ago

    Amazing! What a stare she has. Her eyes can look right through you.

  • thank you for all your lovely comments. Yes Frankie is a force!

    – Leila Koren

  • wilsonsz
    wilsonszalmost 5 years ago

    My favorite shot in your series, so intense and colourfull

  • RachelBlack
    RachelBlackover 4 years ago

    Excellent!! This reminds me very much of me and first love!! wow that was a long long time ago…;)

  • Thank you- yes it is an interesting dynamic. :)

    – Leila Koren

  • eon .
    eon .about 4 years ago

    carefull…..your talent is showing " – ))

  • Haha thank you! :)

    – Leila Koren

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