Here are some I made earlier

I can’t wait to show the images from my recent shoots in Dublin, as I have a feeling there are some really good ‘uns on the way, but, in the meantime, I thought I’d post a few from previous shoots with dbimages in County Wicklow – Des and I were flicking through our previous efforts when I shot with him a couple of weeks ago and discovering all sorts of gems he’d overlooked before (this always happens, I find)… When you work with someone for two days straight (as Des and I usually do), there are WAY too many shots to process, so looking back with fresh eyes is always fun. Anyway, here are a few that slipped through the net first time around, and new shots from the recent trip will be here soon!

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Carl Grim, featuring Ivory Flame

I’m home from shooting in Dublin (more on that trip at a later date, I’m sure!) and flying to Spain tomorrow, so thought I’d sneak in another quick blog entry while I have the chance. These images were taken in March by photographer Carl Grim in Reading. This was my second shoot with the model Ivory Flame, who remains an inspiration to me as well as now being a friend. Hope you like them!

‘Swan Song’, ‘To the Distant Beloved’ and ‘Winter Journey’

I worked recently with Patrick Allen, photographer and classical recording engineer/producer with Opera Omnia Productions on two CD covers. The two CDs Patrick needed images for are Schubert’s Schwanengesang/Beethovern’s An die ferne Geliebte and Schubert’s Winterreise. The theme was 19th-century romance; unrequited or unnattainable love. I love modelling for historical themes – the emotion, costumes and history of it all. I made sure to think wistful, yearning, formal, damsel-ian, lace-filled thoughts as I pondered upon my fine gentleman lover who may or may not have had a trusty steed.

Below are some shots from the day (some of which involved Patrick standing on his roof while I appeared unattainably through the window…and me standing unattainably on a ladder amongst the blossom of a beautiful cherry tree), followed by four draft mock-ups of potential CD covers which Patrick has very kindly allowed me to show already.