… is model with a rainbow! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well, this wasn’t exactly my first time, but being lucky enough to model with shimmering rainbows draping in the sky behind me has definitely been a rare occurrence. They’re obviously not the most predictable of phenomena (they don’t appear on demand), so it’s a case of crazed euphoria and ‘shoot shoot shoot!!!!!’ when one appears (if you’re like me and get over-excited by rainbows even as an adult – I’m a bit keen on them – the novel I’m writing even has a big theme of colours and rainbows.) And, as anyone who’s tried it will know, even when they grace us with their presence, rainbows aren’t the easiest thing to expose for!
These photos were taken during a very quick shoot with the absolutely brilliant ex-musician Tim Bradshaw, when I last visited his part of the world, in November. I think this might have been our 3rd or 4th shoot. Tim has taken about a million photos of rainbows and often far more successfully/vividly, but I was still absolutely thrilled with these and had a big grin on my face when he sent them through to me the other day.
I really enjoyed shooting with Ray Fritz again on my recent trip down under as part of Zoefest in Noosa – we had a really creative time and one of the highlights for me was definitely the wall art you see in these first pictures – gathered, natural tumbleweed/driftwood, just hung on the wall. With the sofa in front of it (not the easiest ledge to balance on, I tell you!) I loved the possibility for shapes on this geometric stage. The last of this set is my favourite, I think.
Hope everyone had wonderful Easters! I’m busier than ever, though reminding myself to rein it in where I can; aside from modelling when I can (which would be enough to keep one person busy), I’m darting about running my handmade business, writing my novel and am soon to be working with literacy projects in my local homeless centre. Then there’s choir, dance classes, running, doing courses, seeing friends and holding their new babies… I definitely overschedule myself, but what’s new?
There is no rhyme or reason to my blog posts anymore; I post images here quite at random (and with a backlog of image to share which is easily in the 1000s) but with the same gratitude as ever to the photographers/artists who allow me to share their work.
…My email newsletters are just as random/infrequent, but with added thoughts, chat and updates on upcoming events/travel.
The following images were taken at Big Shot Studio, one of my favourite studios, by Ken Benoit (instagram):
A recent tag on instagram reminded me of this wonderful shoot I had with Geoffrey Cutts when I was in Australia (again!) at the end of last year.
This was such an enjoyable shoot for me – definitely one of my favourites of the trip – in part because it involved quite a bit of sightseeing along the way as well as great company in the sunshine. I’d worked with Geoff on a previous trip and knew how relaxed and friendly he was, and particularly remember really enjoying the leisurely pace and opportunity to explore the area around Botany Bay National Park… and marvel at stray cockatoo feathers.
Catching up again… This time with a little handful of images by David, who I remember had an enviable poetry collection in his home as well as a load of creative enthusiasm. I love the moody whimsy in the first shot here, and everyone knows I can’t keep away from pianos. (…And I suppose the same can be said for leaves, this last being a clue as to my occasional absences here!).
I’m having what feels like the first concetrated ‘modelling admin’ day in forever, keen to book a few more shoots in Holland this summer and in July onwards. I model just a handful of days per month, now, so do catch me if you can! 🙂
… & lupins and Christmas trees!
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve hopefully already seen two blog posts from my wonderful adventure to Iceland with Alex Nason, Bragi Kort and fellow model Lucy Magdalene.
– ‘Black Rocks, Snow & Rushing Water‘
– ‘A Herring Factory, a Piano & a Window‘
And now here’s a little post with images taken of me posing in some of Iceland’s vegetation – flowers & trees. These are all by Bragi Kort.
Cam Attree has got to be one of the most amazing photographers I’ve worked with and I’ve been lucky enough to have done so multiple times over the years – he points to a bit of driftwood, says he reckons it could look good and five seconds later he’s made magic. Typical. It’s partly down to waiting for the light to be perfect, of course.
These are from a very quick session at a beautiful beach in Byron, Australia, taken at the end of last year.