Mauve Woods & Mayhem

Oh dear, I can’t pretend I’m not a bit behind on this blog! Time has been flying for me lately and I’ve been happily busy, but I’m keen to show some more images here (with plenty more coming up as always!), and this edition features some by Mark Russell, who was a pleasure to work with. We wandered around the natural environment near where I live (for clarification, though, I do live in an actual house) and I really enjoyed making these! They’re a bit fresh and summery-looking… I’m dreaming of warmer weather and getting excited every time I find myself not feeling too blustery and cold at the moment. Not that I mind wrapping up warm – I do like winter for all it has to offer… But I’m so glad the days are getting longer!

In other news…. It’s been nice to get some lovely messages about the fact that Model Mayhem published my article, ’10 Things You Might Not Know About Nude Models’, on their main page (you can view it here), even if there were some slight edits made to the original (which was first posted here on my blog). I’m happy for it to be shared around by those finding it useful/entertaining, and thank you to those who are asking permission before linking to it – I just ask for my name and website link (www.ellarosemuse.co.uk) to be mentioned clearly in each case. Thank you. 🙂
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May in the Wrecks & Cotswolds?

Hello! I’m now taking bookings for April – December, both in the UK and abroad, so you are welcome to get in touch if you like the idea of hiring me to pose for your project or creative ideas during those three quarters of 2015. (And you are also welcome to send me a message if you’d like to me to contact you personally if any more free time comes up before then).
… And here are a couple of advert-images for two location workshops coming up on the 8th and 9th of May, where I will be joined by my friend and partner in art, Ivory Flame. We have been described a few times in the past as the ‘dream team’, but personally, I would never be so presumptuous. 🙂 
Info (including how to book) on the images, which you can click to enlarge.

Venezia

My last trip abroad of 2014 took me to somewhere I’d never been to before – Venice! Jeremy Howitt and I had been discussing it for what felt like forever, so it was so nice to have the opportunity to model there. I posted a few snaps over on my instagram account. 🙂 This was our view just before touching down, before swishing across the water on a vaporetto, Bond-style, to arrive at the incredible, quite gothic apartment we were staying in, and I was also really pleased with this shot, which apparently presented my ‘photographer’s eye’ as much as my ‘muse-dom’… Haha.

Jeremy has written about this trip: ‘I set myself the challenge of trying to shoot a little “Russo-Venetian glamour” drawing inspiration from the medium format-style fashion and glamour photography favoured by a number of very talented Russian and Ukrainian artists with lots of lovely, rich, saturated colours and contrasty black & whites all framed with a square crop.’

Thank you Jeremy!

(This was my bed during the stay!)

(Sigh… And I had a bit of a crowd papping away at me while we shot this; we tried very hard not to be annoying, only shooting a few times for a minute or so each, so as not to be in the way of tourists who understandably wanted this shot to themselves… But I think a few people thought I must be ‘someone’, and then proceeded to follow me around slightly asking for photos of me with their own cameras, which was funny. Seriously, though, look at that magical peachy light!)

(with Sinopa Rin & Jessica Taylor)

It was a fleeting visit – a wonderful taste of Venezia! (By the way, I’m currently obsessed with the netflix series ‘Marco Polo’. It’s THE latest Game of Thrones, in my opinion.)