Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Scandinavia

After this and this, I have another batch of images from Norway to show today!

These are more experimental, indoor (well, some are, and to be inside was a bit of a relief after all that mermaid-ing about in arctic winds, as thrilling as that was) and many of them, in my opinion, really capture the cool, glowy fresh light you get in Scandinavia.

by Mads Erik Husdal:
















By Lars Andreas Dybvik:

(a couple of 'behind the scenes' scenes first!)








and by Hakon Gronning:


I'm off to Venice tomorrow, having got back from Vienna a couple of days ago. What a ridiculously exciting time it's been, modelling at full throttle. I'm already taking bookings for next year (having taken one for August a little while ago already), and would urge anyone wishing to reserve some time with me in the UK or beyond to get in touch and start making arrangements. I'll take just a few more bookings for this winter (November - Jan) - you can get in touch via www.ellarosemuse.co.uk.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday Medley

A medley of different images for this turn-the-heater-on Sunday.

I've been packing for Vienna and getting seriously excited about certain upcoming gallavants (came across this the other day which made me smile.. quite drastic!), while feeling all nostalgic in front of Jurassic Park, etc. (I think I know every scene of that film). Had a fun studio shoot yesterday - the first to show off my new hair colour (I accidentally walked into a hair salon as I fancied a change!). Tonight I'm back on Downton Abbey watch, though I fear they're going to take blimmin' ages to unveil the war memorial (one of the scenes I'm in).

(By Ken Pegg)



Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Arbroath - Tayport

Always nice to shoot with Jim Furness, whose multi-camera set-up allows for some landscapes extraordinaires!

These were taken in Scotland the other day, including a place called 'The Devil's Head' (or 'the deil's heid'):


I suggested this spot in the image below as it seemed to me like I'm at the top of a cracked earth; Jim's clever fish eye makes it extra odd:









And, to finish, we got a lift in a yacht, so that I could do (a version of) my Kate Winslet impression. Thankfully I managed to stay upright-ish, clinging on in the wind:






... All in a day's work. :-)

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Wool Company

Despite roasting in a studio yesterday along with 5 other models for an exciting shoot involving ghosts, cliffs & scaffolding(!!!) I feel like autumn is considering stopping twiddling its thumbs today and sadly, yet beautifully, hitting us with some cooler air...

To get over this shock (and also because I was, quite frankly, knackered, after non-stop shoots galore plus the horrible news that my doggie suffered heart failure while away; she is now on 3 different medications per day, poor thing (and we are grappling with the trauma - for all parties - of having to shove little tiny pieces of 'make-you-better-I-promise' down her little throat), and she is dealing incredibly well with her gorgeous little heart beating at several million miles an hour to cope with all that's going on in there; seriously, I know it sounds weird, but the X-rays of her tiny little body were adorable!), I decided to take a nap this afternoon and make the most of a recent purchase: welcome The Wool Company's mattress topper.

Wow. My entire bed is anew. Not that there was much wrong with it before; but seriously, I feel like it has new soft, floaty depths!

Gorgeous, afore-mentioned piglet certainly agrees (click to enlarge):


(yes, I have a rose on my pillowcase!)


Anyway, back (more directly) to The Wool Company. I'm delighted to be able to say that I'm their 'face'(/body), having recently shot for the second time around the moors and beaches of Cornwall, and finding their lovely website adorned with pictures of my mug and windswept hair. It's such a huge pleasure to shoot for them and I'm already looking forward to next season's photoshoot. After spending a couple of nights at the family's farmhouse I felt very much at home, and loved chatting to Harry and Sarah in the evening about music and life as much as snuggling up to the wool capes and cashmere scarves on little bridges and next to lakes. Definitely my cup of tea, that sort of thing! :-)

I obviously had to make the most of the discount I was kindly offered and purchased a few things of my own after the shoot, one of which I'm wearing below (clue; I look particularly happy in it!). I just think it's so nice to own things that feel so beautifully made and of the kind of quality that has you dreaming of autumn/winter nights by the fire...

Some shots and screengrabs:



























 And in other news, I duck into La Galleria in Picadilly last night after a shoot in London to have a quick look at the painting 'Access to Justice' by Andrew Brady, which I posed for (as Justice herself!). I was pleased to get a text from Andy just beforehand telling me he'd won the 'People's Choice' award! The exhibition, 'Injustice', was run by London Legal Support Trust in association with Arts for Justice and you can see the entries here.

Here's 'Access to Justice':



About the artwork:  'Painted especially for this exhibition, this piece is an  allegory for the way in which the disadvantaged in society find it difficult to gain proper access to justice. Justice here is represented by the figure on the right; she is blind, which traditionally represents her impartiality.The bejewelled figure in the centre represents those with money, influence or power; able to gain the ear of Justice while at the same time obstructing the figure on the left, who, with her threadbare blouse represents the disadvantaged. Making cuts to Legal Aid is one of the greatest injustices in our country today.'