Behind the Camera Weekend: Justine McCloskey

We sat down with talented photographer Justine McCloskey to hear about her experience working on the Avocado Toast the series set and capturing those special moments.





Why is the series titled Avocado Toast? (if you don’t know, take a guess!)

Is it called Avocado Toast because of an article that came out a while ago saying millennials are being held back financially due to their love of expensive avocado toast?



Tell us about your story in Avocado Toast the series. What were the main challenges and fears you had in your role?

I was the set photographer for Avocado Toast. From the beginning, the team at Guts and Gall Productions were incredibly kind, creative, and innovative. I was found through the Fem Film List database (shout out to them!) and kind of fell into the role from there! The main challenges were working around the immensely hard working crew to capture interesting images that were not the usual behind-the-scenes content without being in the way or causing any chaos in the easy flowing set. The tight spaces and schedule were a bit tough, but the team was so thoughtful and understanding that it all worked out!



What aspects of Avocado Toast the series are you excited for an audience to experience or discover?

I was so enamoured by the wonderful characters in this series. The characters and their relationships were so thought out, layered, and unique. There were so many relatable moments, moments of pure emotion, all due to these dynamic people and the incredible actors who lended bits of themselves to the show.




Who is a major influence for you and on your creativity?

There are many people I am influenced by, but more so I am highly influenced by little moments. Moments between two people, moments of wonder in nature, busy moments of chaos in the city. I like to capture those moments in glimpses of light and colour and character.



What's next for you as a creator/actor/performer?

I hope to continue being a part of wonderful productions such as this as a set photographer. Hopefully I will be back for season two! Apart from that, I am in pre-production for one short film I have directed and post-production for another!



Something else you want to share, explain, expand upon? Here’s the place!

I was so grateful for the team to indulge me in the use of analog 35mm film for my set stills! Long live film!



Flip through BTS photos by Justine McCloskey



Instagram: @justine_olivia

Website: justinemccloskey.com



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Up next is a blog with our talented actor Andrew Moodie in our Hump Day Cast Love interview series.

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