It's not often I get asked to make photos for and of a Goddess. Now I have, I would happily do it again.
Despite fairly severe traffic delays driving from South London to the New Forest that afternoon which resulted in a chase against time and the fast disappearing light, this shoot was an amazing experience.
The make shift improvisation and rethink of lighting worked out beautifully despite my initial reservations and at times experimental camera settings.
It was a first for me setting off smoke grenades, a first photographing while getting a wet bum in a forest stream, and a first time rummaging thru a dense shurb-land after sunset to catch a shot with wild ponies. Modelled by Louisa, a creative mother of two, reiki healer and embodiment of the goddess. Styling help and last minute make-up by Nancy Rolllinson, who also assisted me together with location-scouting and light-shining Adeola Sheehy-Adekale. African fabric necklace was custom-made by the talented Sarah Keane https://folksy.com/shops/Mummatroll
Yoga Akasha is a yoga studio in East Grinstead. I really enjoyed photographing mother and daughter Jody and Sam. Jody Lawrance runs this beautiful yoga studio and Sam Gent is an asthanga yogi and yoga teacher. Obeserving their practice through the lens was both inspirational and relaxing.
This beautiful lady. Elle; a bride to be, mother of four, grandmother of nine. Foster-carer for babies and children. In her small home you find a hefty dose of non nonsense love, plenty of cats, a cat loving dog, beautiful handmade heirlooms and her large family coming and going. This summer she marries Keith, what a lucky man!
Henrietta Park machine knits fine, pure Scottish wool, which she then felts to make beautifully soft fabrics. She designs and sews coats, skirts, jackets, vest, hats and more. A true handmade craft, made with detail and great skill. You will find her shop, which is open all year around at the bustling Gabriel's Wharf at the Southbank of the river Thames in London. A couple of weekends ago I photographed her collection for her updated website to be and other promotional work. It was a pleasure working with her and the lovely model Ellie Youngman, who patiently wore warm woollies in June. This is just a snippet. I have many photos to develop in the next few days of Henrietta's colourful collection.