Portrait artist

These are just some of the portraits taken on a recent shoot with Jeff Wilson, in a beautiful, historical outdoor location here in Oxfordshire.

There are so many things I want to say here, but my mind has gone blank from the overwhelm of different possibilities, so I’ll stick (briefly) to the here and the now: I write this with a green smoothie (of true pond sludge-esque proportions) to my left, with my hair hanging in wet strings post walk-and-shower, and with a desire to cultivate peace in myself today. On my walk I listened to the beginning of ‘The Ruthless Elimimation of Hurry: How to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world’ by John Mark Comer and wonder if you might like it too.

The earrings are pressed, dried bluebells, a gift from Eva Gifted Hands. (I want all her jewellery!)

Shooting with Jeff is always a total antidote to the rush of multi-dimensional living, running a small business and balancing all else; it’s a slow move from tree to tree, or 15th century wall to door, with a flurry of different angles and plays with light and lens. (Then the quick, skillful-if-I-do-say-so-myself dash to get changed from head-to-toe in a public area, pausing behind the largest tree in my vicinity).

I’m including some smiles here, for fun… And because it was fun.

Never hesitate to send me a message if you’d like to practise your photography or art on a willing, creative-minded victim. 🙂

Windrush

Just a quick one, but isn’t this lovely? A new photo sent to me by Brian Connor (who is based in New Zealand) of my friend and fellow model, Ivory Flame, and I. This is one of my favourite locations here in Oxfordshire and I LOVE Brian’s composition and the glowing light. 🙂

Windrush Nymphs - Brian Connor

For anyone tempted, prints of this image are available here (and also an interesting caption!).