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Take Me Back To Santa Fe
Mesmerised by the vast landscapes and colour-drenched skies of Santa Fe as a child, Melbourne-based photographer Megan Cullen, whose romantic, lo-fi style took her from a Brisbane newsroom to Berlin in 2009, has come full circle, writing a feature film about her muse.
“I started writing the film when I was in Berlin,” says Cullen, whose first foray into moving pictures - a short shot in Paris set to Wax and Wane by the Cocteau Twins - caught the eye of New York-based designer Misha Nonoo who commissioned Cullen to shoot a film for her label Nonoo.
“It’s everything I’m fascinated by - cults, 90s rave music and of course, Santa Fe.”
The untitled film, currently in pre-production, will feature a cast of free spirits Cullen met on her travels and a score by Los Angeles sound artist Tom Hall.
“Santa Fe has such an affect on me - the isolation, the Native American culture, the stars and sunsets, the strangers. Seventeen years ago my photographic journey began in Santa Fe, and all these years later it’s drawing me in again. Some places just get to you.”