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Today (because I like to keep you guessing): some images by the wonderful Paul Jefferey (I think this was our fifth shoot together) taken in a working woodworker’s workshop… Despite all the ‘work’ in that last sentence, we had lots of fun making use of various things we found in there and I think Paul wished he’d booked more time as we had plenty we still wanted to try.

So cool to mess around in different settings and locations. I love it when people put a very classical figure (moi) against something rather unexpected!

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A wonderful world

What I loved so much about shooting with Angus McGeoch in October (in addition to his partner’s delicious cooking) was the sheer lack of formula for his shots. It all felt very free and experimental, and Angus would say it truly was (since he would class himself as new to photographing models). The following shots are memories of a very unusual stay quite in the middle of nowhere in Australia (in a wonderful way), where it felt as though anything could happen.

All these photos (apart from the waterfall shots) were taken on the grounds of an extraordinary home, where kangaroos roam and 4X4s are the name of the game. I posed with the milky way, sailing down a stream, with a ginger cat, at a waterfall (where the photos were taken through droplets of water) and on a sofa out among the eucalytpus trees while Radiohead blared from the car.

Thanks for letting me share your experiments, Angus! 🙂

I’ll be back in Australia later this year (unexpectedly; I had thought the last trip would be my final modelling venture in the upside-down world, but am too much in love with the place for that to have remained true). You can add yourself to my mailing list in a matter of moments (here) if you’d like to be kept informed of my plans here there and everywhere else.

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Leaf patterns & Chopping boards

Hello and happy Friday-before-Christmas! I’m briefly re-enlivening this blog for a few posts.

It feels a bit funny writing on here again after SO very long. Many of you know by now that after 8 years or so, I’m spending most of my time away from the camera these days (due to other burgeoning interests and the current galactic system that dictates that the daily apportionment of time is finite). That said, in my sort-of-absence over the last year or more, I’ve done a lot of modelling for a sculptor and, most recently, I was working on a British film which will feature Hugh Grant (though holding Thor’s hammer remains my most exciting actor-ly claim).

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(Image by Steve Doman)

This feels a bit naughty somehow, but I’m just going to copy and paste a travel notice I’ve just published on a portfolio site. It’s all a bit exciting really – I haven’t posted any local availability for ages. Hope to hear from anyone interested! You can contact me directly via ellarosemuse@live.co.uk if any of the below info piques your interest… Continue reading

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_MG_3851_ppSorry for drifting into a sleepy silence here; I am just so busy at the moment!! I hope those of you on instagram might be connected to me over there, as I am posting images from my shoots into its beautiful square world daily (often multiple times); it seems to be my new thing! 🙂 >>> HERE <<< is my instagram account, if you’d like to click on through.

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Glee & Glycerine: Blossom in Glenrothes

These are from a recent shoot in Scotland with Brian Martin. I always absolutely love working with Brian as he somehow has me cracking up with laughter (maybe it’s the beard…). It’s always lots of fun. The only problem is when you’re trying to fulfill the brief of ‘slightly melancholic’/’serene’/’sad’, the hilarious little comments that spill out from his mouth constantly have to be switched off, otherwise you’re just giggling the whole time (so unprofesh); so I had to ask him to shut up at one point. 🙂 Anyway, we got some lovely pictures, sad and not sad, and I was very pleased to work with him again. I have to admit I was also grateful that this shoot was inside a warm studio as I’d been spending the entire trip freezing outdoors prior to this – as much as I absolutely love getting out and about in nature, Scotland April weather (hailstorms galore) had made my job slightly difficult this time around..!

The ‘glycerine’ reference is due to an idea Brian had had for creating texture on skin, but it also ended up in my tea as an experiment to help my throat, which was slightly sore, and because it seemed like an ingenious idea. I feel I should announce, however (just to save you all time), that this was as terrible an idea as it was a frivolous one. Never put glycerine in your tea – it tastes awful.

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