My day – August 28th
I arrive to pick up my Audi Q8. It’s an impressive beast. It looks solid but sleek, with that unmistakable European styling and clean, confident lines. I really love the sense of spaciousness. Everything feels extra-large, but it’s all at arm’s length or closer. I love the large high-resolution screen with touch controls. It’s super easy to use and will be a real bonus today while I’m working on the run. I think I’m going to enjoy this!
I’m doing a pre-shoot recce so I’m driving to a number of beach locations to photograph light in preparation for our early morning beach shoot next week. As I follow the coast road, I’m really impressed by how super responsive, even sporty, the Q8 feels.
Next stop is Grandiflora in Potts Point to collect the most glorious bunch of flowers for our At Home lifestyle shoot.
On location in Elizabeth Bay. I unpack and set up the fashion and lifestyle styling props. Then shooting starts!
Shoot done. We pack everything up and I give the team a lift back to the office. Everyone comments on how comfortable they are and how nice it is not to feel cramped in the back seat amongst all our props! The Bang & Olufsen sound system gets a big thumbs-up from the crew, too.
Next stop, a new season showing at the Lee Mathews store in Double Bay.
Back to the office for a catch-up with the fashion team, then I look over photographers’ edits for our cover shoot.
Meeting with the Black Communications team at their office in Paddington to choose fashion and home pieces to shoot for our Christmas Gift Guide. The Audi Q8 boot gets a workout but accommodates every piece with ease.
Home time. It’s been a busy day, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve loved having the Q8 today. I’m going to be very sad to hand back the keys to this stylish beauty!