Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Glastonbury: Ice and Ivy

Last week I drove for hours on treacherous ice and snow to get to Glastonbury for a shoot with Ed Melville. Much of the journey was in first or second gear and there were times, during the way back, at which I thought I might never get home!! BUT it was worth the trip and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Ed wanted some Christmassy images with a 'pagan', natural theme, amongst other things. He'd gathered ivy and holly, and I fashioned myself a headdress.

We then went a little bit mediaeval/pre-Raphaelite. I'm really struggling to decide which to upload to my portfolio, so any help here onwards would be appreciated!!

Red and musical, featuring a Nordic lyre (which I could not resist twinging constantly, poor Ed):

Also, I now have these. I'm so sorry I'm bombarding readers of my blog with belly-dance pictures, but I'm having such a blast doing them...

Hope everyone had a wonderous, splendiferous Christmas. HAPPY NEW YEAR and love to all!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Pure Magic!

Merry Christmas everyone!

May it be filled with magic, warmth and wonder.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tear sheets

... From the Berkeley Castle Charity shoot. This was to promote charity shops around Christmas time and publicise the wonderful work of the Cotswold Care Hospice (see my earlier blog entry). Recently delivered to my inbox by photographer Simon Walden:

Monday, 7 December 2009

Swish, Sway and Storm

Here are some recent shots from time spent with the wonderful, now Oxford-based, Mark Bigelow. We still have plenty more to do and I enjoyed it even more than the first time around. Mark even got to sample my terrible driving, which he was very polite about. For a spatially-aware person I am not very spatially aware.

The last one reminds me of the ocean - tumultuous/turbulent and moody (like all good oceans). I think the skirt (tied material) looks like liquid in some of the shots too.