Captain Cook & Cockatoo feathers: Botany Bay

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.

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October’s Blue Ring Octopus

Shoot numero one in Australia and I’m already being educated about their wild and wonderful creatures. Blue octopi (extraordinarily pretty, but not particularly friendly) hang out in tide pools, etc.. I didn’t actually spot one but after they were mentioned on this lovely little shoot with photographer Geoffrey Cutts, I kept an eye out! I love Australian shoots – every moment is a wildlife lesson. And, alarmingly often, the creatures they describe are not actually made up.

I’d actually modelled at this particular location a few times before, but it seems that every time I’m there, the water revs up and goes crazy, which makes for some dramatic shots. I’m going to just assume it’s because I’m extremely powerful – some kind of magnetic force. 🙂

Well, to avoid this post seeming like clickbait, here’s a blue octopus so no one is disappointed:
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And here are a few of Geoff’s photos of me. We had a lovely time – I really enjoyed it! 🙂

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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

McCracken

_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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The Portrait Jungle

With huge thanks to David Bailey, here’s a new installment of portraits galore, plus a first outing of a favourite pair of earrings – rose quartz, amethyst & garnet, for those inclined to know the details… (just me, then, jewellery addict that I am… personally, I’m still baffled as to why I haven’t created my own range yet. Nevermind…) Anyway, I’m pleased to be working with David again soon.

I’ve got some lovely shoots lined up here and there over the next few weeks… To anyone else interested in booking me before I leave the UK for a while, please do get in touch! 🙂

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