About Helen McLean
Helen McLean Photography is a business born from that triple threat of talent combinations; artistry, skill and passion. Based in Newport, Victoria; Helen McLean has grown to become one of the most recognisable names in the boutique photography industry with her distinctive vintage fashion, lifestyle and pinup photography.
Recently featured in Australian Penthouse magazine for her work in “The return of the Classic Pin Up”, Helen’s stunning and saucy work has also been featured in the Nikon magazine, Deadbeat, LOTL, Post Modern Ink as well as various news and media publications around the country.
Notably, Helen’s work is not simply to capture chromed cars or beautiful models at their best, but in finding the classic beauty within every modern woman or man. Her pin up and old Hollywood transformations of her private clients leave them not only with unforgettable images that last forever, but an inner glow that transcends the every day. Working with mothers, daughters, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, sons and boyfriends; Helen applies her well-honed eye to uncovering the retro story hidden within each client’s desires.
Helen’s style as a passionate photographer and lover of the vintage world often has her in raptures behind the lens. Her enthusiastic ‘ooh’s and ahhh’s’ over each client’s unique moment in time are often followed with a sassy remark or two to capture just the right smile or rosy blushed cheek.
A Helen McLean photograph has fast found that elusive territory between portraiture and art.
By Candice DeVille