WHEN ARTISTIC SKILL AND HAND CRAFTED QUALITY COLLABORATE WITH FASTIDIOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AN INCREDIBLE EXPRESSION OF BEAUTY IS CREATED.
Jackson Estate has just released a very limited edition 2016 Pinot Rosé, part of the Jacksons’ Small Lot Collection. Its elegance, concentration and balance, all held together with purity and a delightfully lifted spirit, is reflected by the Gold Distinction award-winning image of professional ballerina, Alayna Ng, designed and photographed by 2016 NZ Commercial Photographer of the year, Amber Griffin.
We couldn’t think of a more exquisite collaboration.
“This project has been an incredible amalgamation of so many of my personal passions; art, dance, wine, garment construction and of course photography!” says international award-winning commercial photographer, Amber Griffin. “Jackson Estate was brave enough to give me complete creative freedom to produce a dance-based artwork inspired by their Pinot Rosé varietal and it has become the most joyful project I have ever undertaken.”
“The idea for this collaboration was inspired by another image of Alayna from my Exhibition. I custom made the enormous, multi-layered skirt that she is wearing in this image the night before the shoot. I always work best under pressure!” laughs Amber. “I did create the garment with exactly this pose in mind however, once we got the shot I was thrilled to see that it actually looked even better in reality than in my imagination.”
“Alayna is a very special dancer to photograph because of the incredible balance she possesses between her stunning muscularity and beautifully delicate femininity – she is such a perfect fit to illustrate the most feminine of wine varietals, the Rosé.”
Alayna Ng is now in her tenth year of a full time, professional dance career. She receives regular critical acclaim for her many national performances and recently performed on tour throughout the UK and Europe.
“The most rewarding part about being a dancer would be performing on stage after the constant rehearsals,” says Alayna. “Through dance, we are trying to tell a story so it’s all about the emotion between me and my partner. It’s euphoric, an absolute joy and pleasure to be on stage every single time.”