Thursday, 11 September 2014

Leonides the Lion Head

I was waffling on about how I would one day love to shoot with a lion (as is often the case, other waffle-themes sometimes involving tigers, llamas, lambs, peacocks and sometimes unicorns; and lack of animal-cruelty allowing) and David came up with this spot, half way down the Australian coast... Well, we work with what we've got... :-)






Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Pedal boats & Bikinis

Evening!

I'm back from a gorgeous 'sunshine shoot' in Portugal - lots of images to show soon, I hope, and in the meantime, the results of some more local (south coast of England) beach frolics, courtesy of a last minute road trip with the excellent Gary Sandy, and the fine Great British weather. Gary's so much fun to work with - I'm sure I'll be shooting with him a third time at some point.

These were great additions to my 'Bright' gallery on my new website.















Monday, 25 August 2014

She wore blue...

(... earrings, not that you'd know it from today's particular images.)

:-)

Have you noticed this blog's brand new look? All style decisions on here are transitory, of course (there are endless colour options I could play with), but I like it for now. It's all to bring things more in line with my...

>>>...BRAND NEW WEBSITE! <<<

I'm proud to say I did it all by myself (on my 'days off'...). It was quite fun, actually, and the main reason I decided my website needed an overhaul is that I found it very difficult (and very very slow) to update with new images and info, which led to me not really keeping it particularly up to date. Well, that problem is no more, and I can now even update my website from all over the world, so long as I have the images with me on whatever gadget I have at the time (this is particularly good for when photographers/artists send me their results from our work via email). It's also a lot easier to navigate on mobile devices.

Hope you like it! Expect lots of frequent additions there as well as my usual blog posts here.

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In other news, I'm still keeping ridiculously busy. Today has been a blissful vegging-out kind of day, gorging on the book by this fluency-expert. You'll have a vague idea of what I get up to on and between shoots if you're a friend of mine on facebook...

And here are some stylish monochrome images from a lovely little shoot with Luc Bollen in Brussels. It was a pleasure to shoot with him and I certainly hope to do so again (perhaps next year). The dress in the second set, incidentally, is the one I wore a couple of nights ago to the formal dinner at an international corsetry conference I modelled at. The after-dinner speaker was a favourite designer of Dita Von Teese! Expect some corset-themed images coming this way soon-ish, as I had the incredible experience of modelling for 8 different designers who'd been working on their custom designs for me since February!










Saturday, 16 August 2014

Wheat, White & Apples

Hope you're all well! I've been sooooo busy recently I'm  having a really slowed-down weekend, which is brilliant! Previous days off have included working hard on a brand new website... and working days have involved trips to the beach... it's all been a bit upside down! I'm very excited to be the new face of The Wool Company, and am busy looking up flights and options for my trips in October to some places I haven't been before! :-) Also looking forward to Downton Abbey being on our screen again this autumn - I'll be in one episode! I've been doing quite a few filming days recently on various things - it's all got to be secret and hush-hush, unfortunately, but let's just say that next year (and the year after) I think I'll be going to the cinema a LOT to see some of the films being released! :-)

In the meantime, some images from Karen Jones, from out and about!






I'll announce the new site when it's done... And I'll keep blogging as always in the meantime!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Life from Ash

I had a really good shoot in the Netherlands recently with photographer Martin. He wanted to add some more classical nudes to his portfolio, and I think we achieved that. The location was a beautiful natural park area, which had suffered some devastation (fire) out of which new green shoots were popping up all over the place. The colours were so vibrant that we couldn't resist using the blacks, lime greens and orange shades as an unusual background against which to pitch a pale nude body...








We also did these dreamy nudes, which are a bit tinsy bit Cadbury's Flake-esque, I think. :-)






I'll post some different sets from this shoot soon! :-)

Monday, 4 August 2014

Romantische

I'm back from my 5 days of nature hikes photoshoots in Germany's beautiful and atmospheric Black Forest. You might have seen a few additions to my rather tongue-in-cheek 'Today's Office' album on facebook. :-) Various photographers and I hiked to lakes, stepped across rocks in winding creeks, trekked through tic-filled(!!) forests and visited a small tourist area set up specifically to show enormous roots of trees broken in a storm. I was amazed to realise that the ubiquitous amazingly-tall pine trees were actually the result of neat management and that if left completely natural (as this tourist spot was, to show the difference, and how nature is resilient enough to creatively overcome storm damage and keep growing new life), the plants and trees that grow are far more diverse. I hope to have lots of new images to show soon from this trip.

After consecutive days of hiking and walking up and down steep hills to find the most beautiful locations, I was really pleased to discover that my fitness levels were much better than I thought, after having whooping cough earlier this year had put almost a complete stop to my cardio routine... I'm actually feeling fitter than ever at the moment; and experimenting with a new dietary lifestyle (not to lose weight - I like my curves - but for moral/health/responsibility reasons) is only amplifying the effect. :-)

In the meantime, here are some more romantische portraits from the very prolific David Bailey...