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Lots of good things are going on at the moment: with my workshop & production events now happening regularly, with publishing, exhib plans, and also sponsors: I'm excited to be shooting for the next 2 months using medium format (see new blog post.)


There's the cliched saying of 'living the dream' but for me, those words don't cut it. For me, the 'dream' life/career is one you make yourself - it's not handed onto you on a plate, you have to put the meal together yourself. It also has to retain the magic of a 'dream' whilst also being your potentially banal breadwinning routine - a difficult balance. Another challenging part of being an artist is having your hard efforts pay off erratically, at times you don't expect, like 3 buses coming at once (from directions you didn't expect). "Miss Aniela" has to work for two now - myself and my boyfriend - as a job there are no guarantees about anything and if we weren't both passionate enough about photography, it simply wouldn't work.


The picture was taken at our latest theatre workshop at the Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne, model is Bella Grace. It's a panoramic, HDR levitation shot - the tutorial I did for our students took just under an hour by the end of all that! Pose and concept was directly emulated from a previous picture of mine, 'Body repairs' (below).



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  • Pedro lopez del rosario 4y

    Magnifica escena,muy buena luz
  • Fred Miranda Kleber 4y

    simply great
  • Jhonatan Silva 4y

  • India 4y

    This is gorgeous, it reminds me of the film verson of 'Phantom of the Opera', although your model is rather more beautiful than the hairy bloke that gets hung from the rafters of the haunted paris opera house. I wonder if you had a particular play in mind whilst shooting this...
  • Olive Ndungutse 4y

  • SteveNordquist 4y

    Pardon my adoration: the house lights and wall splash are hideous halo fill (lens maker & IR filter age; or outcome of 40 min. contraposto work with the model grabbing the rope and a censer to put a line of smoke up into the spot gel?), the spot (or its aperture) is in-freaking-side the stage scrim, rope waggle: curse the wan weight of the waggish arch stools/daybeds models bring with them these days, and where is the prop dresser with the cellphone fragments?
  • micahtadena 4y

  • Jennifer Buckler 4y

    awesome stuff
  • Arina 安城 4y

    great shot!
  • tidar andy 4y

  • Andreas Climent 4y

    Great lighting and composition.

    This photo will be featured on Flickrista in the coming weeks.

  • Dave 4y

    fantástica. felicidades.
  • Oleg Yatsura 4y

  • Borja Batalla 4y

    The last circus, of Alex de la Iglesia??
  • PrehistoricHero 4y

    so. cool.
  • ehazael 4y

    So poised...
  • Rachel C Photography 4y

    A-mazing :)
  • Hristina Galabova 3y

    oh my god! can I say as a performer on stage that this is simply Beautiful! I've never seen something like this before, so many captivated emotions... goose bumps!
  • MWindir 3y

    Love it! Everything is just right...
  • Scott Pope 2y

    My compliments to your art and craft!!! I am throughly entertained by your work! Thank you.
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Taken on April 2, 2011

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