Hello all! Hope you're enjoying your various weekends. I'm having such a nice one - went to not-one-but-two birthday celebrations yesterday daytime and evening and had lots of fun (though it meant I was unable to go to another friend's shindig/Paradise Garden fest in London or a festival my boyfriend had threatened to take me to in France (but we couldn't really make it in the end anyway)... All very triple-quadruple booked, and I'm normally no way near this popular, but it's funny how things all seem to happen at once!!) :-) Meanwhile, I'm just dreaming of a chance to go and see the new Ice Age film! And watching the final tonight!!! I am GUTTED that Germany did not go through, and will now have to support my third favourites, Spain (but am still deciding!).
So anyway, today is very leisurely and has consisted so far of finishing the novel 'One Day', which I loved, procrastinating wildly about doing the next section of my online course, failing spectactularly at replying to emails yet so far (though it is technically the weekend!). Excitingly, though, I hope to finish putting together a book I've been working on for a while now, featuring some of my favourite photographs (of myself; vain I know, but I really want something to remember all this by!!). Cannot wait to check the first copy and see it in print!!
So in amongst all this faffing and procrastinating and getting-things-done (I also intend to dye my old pointe shoes black, sort out my accounts/tax, acknowledge the fact that I need to address the monumentally boring task of choosing a new phone as my contract is about to run out, sort out my diary for Sept, Nov and Dec (when I am available for bookings, should anyone be interested!), and maybe even take my chihuahua for a walk/jog, I thought I'd top up my blog with a few stand-alone shots from recent times.
By Steven Billups, whose images I love and who I will be working with again this month in Germany. (Shot taken in an extremely BOILING part of Mexico; we didn't last long out there):
By Max Operandi, who also shot me after this summery shoot at a Yerbury workshop a short time later; I've seen some of his shots from both, other than this one, and I think they are amazing. Can't wait to show off more as soon as I can.
And a charcoal by Kristian Mumford, an Australian artist who used a shot by Christopher Ryan (with permission) for the basis of this work. (See images by Christopher Ryan from our shoot here: Lynn Creek Canyon). Kristian plans to create a whole series of artwork using my modelling images as inspiration, which is rather nice!