Rita Khifi

Rita Khifi

Asylum Beach (2014)

Asylum and Australia is a SHIT SHOW. Literally. Leaving people on boats for months on end. A promised land NEVER PROMISED.

But BUMESI was thinking, in that current moment, how would you survive?

A parachute dress, a gas mask and camo headwear maybe.

Model: Rita Khifi

Shot in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Ruby McKinnion

Ruby McKinnion

Vida Goldstein’s Dogs (2013)

Australia has feminists? Wow who would ever know. This collection has it all up in that world of never knowing it had a history.

From 8 foot vagina walls made of Australian native plants and flowers to restrained caged dresses and clowny makeup and hair, this collection was set out to scare, remind and abstractly feast on an alternative look of Australian feminism.

Models: Evie Wittinslow, Ruby McKinnion, Clare St Clare

Hair + Makeup: Michelle Rieusset

Florist: Josephine Heffernan

Hazel Campbell Best

Hazel Campbell Best

Indissoluble Suffering of Spring (2011-2013)

The space in between. The reality of 2 sides to the story, the history, a dark past, the future an unrecognizable death.

This series was shot in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in respects to the Aboriginal land and the state of where non aboriginal people stand on their uncertainty.

Model: Hazel Campbell Best

Hair + Makeup: Michelle Rieusset

Evie Wittingslow

Evie Wittingslow

An Unrecognizable Death (2012)

The space in between. The reality of 2 sides to the story, the history, a dark past, the future an unrecognizable death.

This series was shot in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in respects to the Aboriginal land and the state of where non aboriginal people stand on their uncertainty.

Model: Evie Wittingslow

Camera: Ash Koek

Hair Sculptures: Michelle Rieusset

Lynn Morales

Lynn Morales

The Confined Condition (2010)

The second project by BUMESI talking about the good and bad parts of what it is to be an immigrant. Each image portrays the dark sides and light sides of travel and living abroad, nomadically speaking.

Model: Lynn Morales

Makeup + Hair: Nadira Shamid

Georgia Anne Harvey

Georgia Anne Harvey

Ulterior Premise of BUMESI (2008)

The first photo and video project of BUMESI, founded in 2009. A collection of clothing and imagery based on an outsiders first perspective on Australian culture and what fashion could look like if both Australia’s english lineage and the country’s native aboriginals united in style. Let alone, the immigrants post England.

Models: Georgia Anne Harvey, Ruby McKinnion and Rhiannon Smith

Makeup + Hair: Nadira Shamid