Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Through the desert... (My head soaked in river water)

Hello! 

Just a quick update while I find my feet here in the desert...

I've just finished spending an amazing week in the company of wonderful people, a house/commune of girls who are all very different, yet all very like me, where going around nude is nothing out of the ordinary, beautiful art is created, and evenings were spent testing our tolerance for heat in hot tubs, then cooling off by slipping like whales - or, perhaps more flatteringly (possibly), otters - into the cooler conjoining pool, while sipping wine or water laced with freshly squeezed and freshly picked lime-tangerines (we couldn't diagnose them; they crossed boundaries but tasted deliciously sour). What an amazing reality. So sad to leave that behind. I have now jolted my system into a city of fakery, artificial pleasure and sin; not my most natural habitat, but a wonderful part of the world from which to discover a nearby(ish) hole in the ground, I hear. And I want to wear feathers in my hair and pretend to be Pocahontas while finding the landscapes of the natives.

Here is a slideshow I made (and please appreciate that I am technologically retarded, in the truest sense of the world, and that this actually took a lot of effort). It shows various nude shots of me and is a good overview of my work so far in that genre. I amused myself by pushing the 'English fairy' angle quite heavily; hence the incredibly beautiful song by the incredibly ethereal Bat for Lashes, who spent a lot of time singing through my car's CD system a couple of years ago and whose third album is going to be grabbed by me as soon as I'm home, as its being released while I'm away. Actually, I'll just order it online now. 

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Thanks to all those photographers featured. You are great.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Mr Cupid

Hello! It's been a while and I meant to post these shots (taken a few weeks ago) before I left for the land of tiny dogs, vast desert wilderness, supersized soft drinks and 'manual stairs' (because the ones where you have to actually use your legs are apparently remarkable rather than the norm, according to one overheard American). How lucky am I, getting to shoot with such a beautiful, ethereal looking horse as Cupid last month? Photographer Karen Jones isn't bad either of course. :-) Just a quick set we did - horses aren't the easiest mammals to control and it was all a bit of an experiment to hopefully work on more another time. Isn't he lovely? The second is a fun outtake, where I look at him in excited dreamyment. ;-)