Such beautiful weather this week, lovely! Hopefully it will stay around so I can have a few more location shoots soon 🙂
I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks recently, including doing a live 8 minute art dance performance in the grounds of a London university. It was for a student’s project, hired as part of her choreography assessment symbolising birth and death, out in the open, in the gardens… fully nude, and infront of teachers, students & passers by. To a classical music piece, I emerged from an abstract sponge vagina, made a baby with flour & water, attached it to my pregnant belly, danced & twirled around with joy & suffering, and then died on the grass. No video or pics I’m afraid… you’ll just have to imagine it. But it was nerve-racking, liberating and exhilerating! I can’t say that when I was working hard as a quiet, shy student at school, this is what I imagined earning my living would entail, but there you go, you surprise yourself! 🙂
I then had a lovely weekend modelling for the Disabled Photographic Society annual AGM in Pitstone, right near Aylesbury where I live, which was a really fun day and I got to meet some great people. And I already got booked for their next meeting in May 2013 which is a bit of an honour. How cool to be asked back so much in advance! I’ve been sent some very nice images so I’ll add a few here soon.
And I just had another great time working up in Chesterfield way, for 2 studio days at Barlow Studio, shooting with quite a few new photographers as well as others I have worked with before, which involved latex dresses, paper scenery, pre-raphaelite gowns, candlelight and interesting shadows shapes. Should be back there some time in August… if you’re interested keep your eye on my ‘Travel & Events’ list at the top of the blog.
I had a great start to the week on Monday as although I was staying in a cheapie room, the hotel has a pool, so I enjoyed a lovely peaceful swim before work. I had a fab journey home too… so enjoyable driving around at this time of year – gorgeous yellow fields, misty evening haze, bright orange yolk of sun bathing everything in warm glow… windows down, music up. Love those moments when you think ‘wow, this is a good life.’
Anyway… I need to get to work on updating you with some new pictures. These ones were taken by wonderful John McNairn on my trip to Scotland when we had that lovely heatwave then, in March! How lush does that sea look?? (ok maybe the water wasn’t warm but the sun definitely was!) But really, SUCH beautiful pictures, wow! Thank you John 🙂