Thursday, 29 December 2011


I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, and are still revelling in the festive season! I did intend to upload some Christmassy images and an accompanying blog entry to wish you season's greetings, but time got the better of me. I do still have more images to sort through and share, though, so hopefully in the meantime my earlier Wintry blog entry will have sufficed for getting in the spirit!

These images are from a very recent shoot with John Tisbury. I mentioned in my previous blog entry that I was initially disappointed with the reaction I received to my pregnancy, in that so many photographers shared the view that 'all maternity shoots were clichéd.' I have done my best to challenge that perception while shooting maternity images, and I hope that this series is no exception.
But the notion that pregnancy images are clichéd is not the only challenge I came up against. Amongst other comments, were some other ideas that caused me to question my own perceptions of my body and the place of pregnancy within art nude, and even (at times) the place of art nude itself.

Before I share some of these ideas with you, I have to say that although the initial response to my castings was disappointing, the reaction I've received to the photos I have since produced throughout my pregnancy has been overwhelmingly positive, and I have, at times, been blown away by the amazing comments, messages and notes I've received. I'm so grateful that I got over my initial disappointment and carried on regardless, because the response I've had has definitely outweighed any discouragement I felt at first, and I would like to thank everyone who has worked with me, encouraged me, or simply appreciated my work.

The following are some comments I encountered in response to my pregnancy. Some are quoted verbatim and were aimed at me specifically, others are more generalised comments I came across online in relation to pregnancy shoots or other pregnant models. I am absolutely sure that none were intended to offend me directly. However, they did provide my initial motivation to challenge some of these perceptions:

"Pregnancy shoots are so clichéd. They all look the same."

"There is no commercial value in maternity images." 

"Maternity shoots are only valuable to the model. They are worthless to the photographer, so are only worth shooting TFP." 

"Pregnant women are not aesthetically pleasing."

"These things do happen, and models do get pregnant."

"I have no idea how to shoot pregnant women to make them look attractive."

"Another internet model 'pupped.' That's original."

"Was it deliberate?"

"Motherhood will be the end of your career."

Some of these comments may have a point (I'm not commenting on each statement, as I'd rather you draw your own conclusions). I'm not saying whether I entirely agree or disagree with some of them, but some of the photos I have produced have been a direct response to some of these notions, and I would like to think that I have challenged some of these perceptions in some small way. And if not, then at the very least, I have enjoyed producing these photos for my own benefit (maybe I'm inadvertently making the point that maternity shoots are only valuable to the model!).

Again I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful response I've received to my pregnancy photos, and for the well-wishes and good luck messages! The responses have certainly outweighed any negatives, and I really appreciate the support.
I have had a lot of enquiries recently for shoots, which sadly, may have come too late! I will continue to shoot pregnancy images as long as I am able, but I will be limiting shoots until the baby arrives to two hour slots, and will only be shooting locally (near Chesterfield). For anyone who wishes to travel to me to shoot, I suggest you contact me to make arrangements sooner rather than later. I can arrange local studios, or shoot from home within reason. However, I have no control over when the baby will decide to arrive, so please bear that in mind if you would like to book! But do drop me an email ( and we can discuss.

I'll try to update again before new year. If time gets the better of me again, then I wish you all season's greetings and a prosperous 2012.

All images by and copyright of John Tisbury.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Fun, Fun, Fun!

These space hopper images are a concept I had in mind to shoot with Greg Brown, ever since I first learned I was pregnant! I have wanted to create this set of 'silly' maternity photos since I discovered I was expecting, and they totally live up to the image I had in my head when I mentioned the idea to Greg. I painted the space hopper face on my own bump (not an easy task, upside down in a mirror) and I had so much fun shooting this set! 

When I first announced I was pregnant, I began by contacting photographers individually, updating them with my news and asking if they would be interested in shooting. I later put out general castings for maternity shoots. I have to admit, that I was initially disappointed with the response (or lack of) to my pregnancy, and that one of the obstacles I came up against, over and over, was that photographers weren't interested in shooting maternity images because they were 'too clichéd.' 

I personally didn't see any reason why maternity shoots should be any more clichéd than any other genre: A shoot is only ever what you make of it. Clichés can be done well, or they can be done badly, but they usually exist for a reason - because they can be done effectively. Most styles of photography (if you look hard enough) have been attempted before, very few images are truly original. A lot of art nude concepts appear frequently (nude in a rape seed field, nude in a derelict building... the list goes on). However, that doesn't take away from the fact that many images might be 'done to death,' but they can still be beautiful and create an impact.

I have made a conscious effort, whilst pregnant, to shoot as wide a variety of styles and concepts as I would under normal circumstances, and I certainly haven't viewed my bump as an obstacle to doing so. If anything, I have really enjoyed modelling while pregnant, because it is a genre that is attempted less frequently. I have to admit that while researching maternity shoots, I began to understand why all pregnancy shoots were viewed as clichéd... because with very few exceptions, almost all the images I came across do indeed follow the exact same format! (Floaty, romantic sideways bump, mother looking smug). There's nothing wrong with that, of course, but I wanted to produce images that were memorable and different (as well as a few 'typical' maternity shoots as well).


I had such a lot of fun creating these rather unique and off-the-wall pregnancy images, and if nothing else, they are special to me because it may be the only opportunity I have to shoot with a bump, and I really enjoyed creating them. But I also hope that I have, in some small way, challenged the notion that all pregnancy images are samey and unoriginal. Greg is renowned for his use of quirky props (I particularly enjoyed posing with a very large 'prop'(-eller - see what I did there?). I'd like to think this set isn't too 'old-hat' (and again), and that they feature a little extra something (I'm on a roll). Enough with the word play. Enjoy!

Images by and copyright of Gregory Brown.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Waiting Game

I have loads of new images and blog updates to share, but I haven't had time to sit down and upload them. There are more coming soon, but for now, here is a lovely image by Jim Gormley at True Definition Studios (Hallam Mill in Stockport - one of my favourite studios to work in because of the massive amounts of space and natural light), entitled 'The Waiting Game.' I hope you like it.

Also hope you are all feeling festive and ready for Christmas... I am so unorganised! I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet, or even got the decorations up! Oh well, next on the 'to do' list. More to come soon...

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Squaw: The totality of being female

As promised, here is the second part of my shoot with Richard Lund. These are some fairly simple art nude images, using the jewellery from an outfit we shot earlier. On the back of the camera, Richard said the jewellery reminded him of native American Indian decorations, and on reviewing the photos, I can see the similarity - but not just because of the necklaces, there's also something about the atmosphere created in these. I thought I'd better check my terminology before I posted a blog post under this title, so I looked up the word 'squaw,' and found the following definition:

"Traditionally meaning 'the totality of being female.'" (A word borrowed from the native American Indian language, and written phonetically. In recent years it appears to have taken on a derogatory connotation, but is now being reclaimed for its original intended usage.)

I like that definition, which I think possibly explains the connection between the images and the association. In many ways, these images are not 'flattering' in a typical sense. (Society is addicted to the notion that thin is beautiful, after all). But that is one of the joys of pregnancy. There is absolutely no point in vanity; it is probably one of the few times in life when a woman can be completely, unashamedly honest about appearance and body shape, without any need for excuses.

It is challenging knowing how to pose with a completely different body shape, since 99% of 'standard' art nude poses simply don't work. But it's also refreshingly liberating to be able to pose without trying to elongate myself or appear narrower in the waist.

This may possibly be the only time in my life I celebrate my body and all its curves doing what nature intended it to do... who can say? So, 'flattering' or not, I like these images.

Images by and copyright of Richard Lund

Monday, 21 November 2011

Winter Baby

I had another shoot with Richard Lund on Saturday, something of a last-minute arrangement. I was planning to go to London for the weekend, but unfortunately, my car failed its MOT and is currently off the road, which ruled out my London trip. Richard, however, is a local photographer I have worked with many times (scroll through previous entries on this blog for some of our shoots together), and he kindly offered to pick me up and take me to the shoot so that my weekend wasn't entirely wasted. I had a rather off-the-wall concept in mind for this set, although no specific idea of how to shoot it.

It was a relief to me when Richard came to collect me and I appeared in my doorway carrying a Christmas wreath and a 6ft dried tree branch, and Richard didn't bat an eyelid... or worse, immediately accuse me of having lost my mind! In fact, there were no questions asked (he knows me too well, by now!). I had previously purchased the wreath when I saw it in a shop and had an overwhelming desire to put it on my head (as you do). I later thought about combining it with my Scottish 'tree' (brought all the way back from the Highlands) and some wintry makeup. I even had a title for this concept in mind ('Winter Baby') and figured that my growing bump would add to the effect.

I love how these photos turned out! I had no specific idea how we would set up the lighting or composition, but I think Richard did a wonderful job of capturing this, and I really like the wintry feel of these. There are more images to come from our shoot, which I will post later, but I couldn't resist sharing these now, along with a 'bump fashion' image taken earlier in the shoot. I like the strong attitude expressed in this, which is a little different to the 'usual' maternity photos. Keep an eye out for more photos from Richard and I, coming soon...

Images by and copyright of Richard Lund

Friday, 18 November 2011


I don't really think this set of images requires too much explanation, so I will largely let them speak for themselves. This set is by Chris Rout, with whom I have worked many times. Chris is a renowned commercial photographer, so these images have a clean, commercial feel about them.

My bump seems to have sprung out of nowhere in the last couple of weeks. I had a very subtle baby bump until about 6 1/2 months, and it wasn't immediately obvious if I was pregnant or not. Suddenly in the space of about two weeks, it has appeared out of nowhere, and is now very much in evidence at seven months! I have some more shoots booked in the next few weeks, including some very imaginative and creative ideas that I can't wait to shoot! I look forward to sharing the finished product fairly soon.

I have also been shooting throughout my pregnancy with a local photographer. We worked together every couple of weeks throughout the summer, in various outdoor woodland locations, and have created a lovely, artistic series which is destined for an exhibition some time next year. We will continue to shoot throughout the winter (though probably indoors) but those images won't be released online until next year, when hopefully the exhibition will get some publicity.

I will hopefully be shooting maternity images until the new year (as long as baby doesn't show up early!). I'm happy to travel within the UK and I have some unique ideas up my sleeve for photos featuring my bump. The baby is due in mid January, but I think I will probably stop shooting maternity images after the new year, otherwise it's cutting it a bit fine! Hopefully in spring 2012, I will return to modelling, but on a more casual basis. Meanwhile, I'll be back soon with some more 'blossoming' photos.

Who knew there were so many ways of wearing a little black dress, eh? Even when sporting a bump! (This is my favourite maternity outfit, in all of its versions. I like flaunting the bump). Images by and copyright of Chris Rout.

Monday, 14 November 2011

All Change!

Well, I thought it was about time for a long overdue blog entry.

For anyone who follows my work, I'd just like to let you know that I have decided not to renew the subscription on my current main portfolio site. After almost ten years on onemodelplace, I have built up my portfolio over time, and my page is representative of a decade's worth of modelling. I don't mind admitting that I am proud of every image on that portfolio, and have maintained the subscription (mostly for sentimental reasons) so that I had an online body of work all on one page, that I linked from all my other websites. I have always been loyal to OMP as it was the first modelling website I signed up to, and it used to generate a lot of work. My portfolio there has received well over 3.6 million views, I have 46 showcased images, and at one time had roughly the same number and more again on photographer's profiles. I was and still am a featured model on OMP; one of only four or five British models ever to be featured, and (I think) I have the second highest viewing ratings of any British model ever, which for an international networking site with thousands of members, is quite an achievement. Of all that, I am proud.

However, the site has become increasingly expensive, and less user-friendly. I liked the simplicity of the early days with HTML, which has been replaced by unnecessary flash and complicated menu systems. These days, the site takes forever to download, and is impossible to manage, as well as the fact that the UK membership has dwindled to almost nothing, and all those photographers who used to be connected on the site have disappeared. It is, therefore, no longer cost effective to keep it going, and I can't justify it any longer simply for sentimental reasons.

So, if you follow my blog, then I encourage you to visit my main portfolio before I downgrade the subscription. It currently houses 300 of my favourite images spanning ten years of work. It should remain active until at least 19th November, when it will be downgraded. You can visit it here:

Once I have downgraded that profile, I will be using a new portfolio via a very promising new site called Purple Port. I'll shortly link all my websites to my portfolio here: This new portfolio features a selection of my photos from 2010 onwards, but I won't be uploading archived material. Many of the images on my original portfolio are not online elsewhere, so after these next few days, they will be consigned to history (and old hard drives). The end of an era.

I'm accompanying this blog post with a new image which may go some way towards explaining my recent modelling hiatus. It may also help to explain why I have recently chosen to re-prioritise my life (a very good reason that I wasn't ready to share sooner). I am very excited about the direction my life will shortly be taking (January, to be precise), and while I hope to continue modelling in future, I can't 100% guarantee I will have the time or inclination. I hope to carry on modelling next year for creative reasons, even if only for fun, and in the meantime I will certainly be modelling until Christmas (albeit in a slightly different style!) and there are many more of these images to come. This is the first of many, and happens to be the first image I have received back from recent shoots.

Image by and copyright of Shaun McGarry

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Summer Friendship

Image by and copyright of Dave Collier.

I have been fairly quiet lately, I am keeping a low profile for a time, while I focus on other things. However, despite my intention to step back from modelling for now, I have, in fact, kept on shooting (although not as intensively) and I have enjoyed working on some very artistic projects lately. I've done lots of shoots this year, but haven't always received the images back from them (sometimes you do, sometimes you don't - I can't complain either way!). If I do receive more photos from shoots, I will definitely share them here as and when I feel inspired to.

I'm spending a short time in Scotland this weekend, and have just spent the evening walking my dog through the barley and wheat fields whilst enjoying a glorious sunset. It reminded me that I have somehow forgotten to upload this image - one of my favourites from this year - featuring the very beautiful and extremely lovely Fire's Secret. I worked with her and Dave Collier recently, and we were blessed with nice weather and this gorgeous field. Sometimes images evoke an emotion, and for me, this is one of those photos, and probably one of my favourites yet. There is an innocence about it which I just love. There are also many more images from shoots with Dave that I have yet to go through, but I will get around to selecting some favourites and uploading them eventually...

While on the subject of things I have yet to upload, I wrote the following rant some time ago and posted it to my facebook and deviantArt profiles, where it received some interesting responses. You may have already come across it on the blog of the eloquent and beautiful Ella Rose, who featured it there. I did not initially post it here on my blog, because I feared it would be interpreted as a personal attack. (I am often surprised that many people use their blog as a means of publicly sharing their opinions about another individual. Maybe my internet etiquette is outdated, but this is a thing which I, personally, would never do). However, there's really no point in spending the time writing these things if not for the purpose of them being read, so here it is. But please be aware while reading this that it is not about any one person; rather it is a culmination of musings which have occurred to me over time, and which I have mentioned many times before.

Sex and Nudity

If you follow my blog, my journal, or my work in general, you'll probably know that this is a bit of an ongoing theme of mine.

The internet is open to all kinds of human life and their diverse interests. Inevitably, sex is a preoccupation of humankind, and something that everyone obsesses about from time to time. (Some more than others, and Freud would argue that everything we do or say comes down to a fundamental preoccupation with sex). The internet has made access to sexual content incredibly easy. Too easy, in my opinion, since it is virtually impossible to avoid being bombarded with explicit content, whether you choose to seek it or not.

We (the West) live in a society where nudity is only ever portrayed in a sexual context. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a naked person on television or in print? And what were they doing? We only ever see naked people in films or on TV when they are engaging in a sexual act. Going about your every day life, the only naked people you are likely to see in print are in magazines on the top shelf of a newsagent. There's porn all over the internet. Generally speaking, you would have to go out of your way to find a nude person portrayed in a manner that is not sexual.
They do exist, of course, but almost without exception, you won't come across them in your everyday life; you would have to seek them to find them.

It's not surprising then, that some people simply cannot disassociate nudity from sex. It's a shame, but it is an inevitable truth, that many people can't help but view a person without clothing, without judging them in a sexual manner.

But there are certain areas where nudity is not necessarily linked with sex, for those who are able to free their minds from the association. Medicine is one, naturism is another, and then there's art. Nudity has been depicted in art for centuries, and though it can be represented in a sexual manner (erotic art), I personally would argue that the the emphasis is on the nude as a thing of aesthetic beauty, but not, necessarily as an object of desire.

When I create art nude photographs, I do not view my body or my work in a sexual context. I certainly don't view the process of creating my work as sexual, and I get no sexual gratification from sharing nude images of myself. As obvious as this may sound to many of you reading this, I often feel this is something I have to emphasize for those who are simply not able to view nudity as anything other than sexual.

I view the human body as a thing of aesthetic beauty. I am able to view images of nudity and appreciate the beauty of them without being distracted by associations of sex. I am not inhibited or embarrassed by my own body, and as such, I try to capture with my photographers a wide range of expressions. Some of my work is simply aesthetically beautiful (well, trying to be). In other images, I have also attempted to express a range of human emotions, including (amongst others), innocence, sorrow, vulnerability, strength, freedom, passion and, on occasion, sexuality.

I am a frustrated actress at heart, and I feel the 'need' for a creative outlet. I have often described modelling as 'a static form of acting,' in which I attempt to capture an emotion in a freeze frame. Whether I am successful in this mission or not, I don't know. It's very difficult to be objective about your own work, and I'm not so arrogant that I believe I hit the mark every time. I do, however, see this in the work of others, and it is something I aspire to.

In my mission to be creative, I find it liberating to be nude, because this involves the whole body - from fingertips to facial expression. The beauty of the human body (and by 'beauty,' I do not mean conventional 'beauty,' but rather the beauty that is intrinsic to all living, breathing human beings) is so much more expressive - in my eyes - when it is unconstrained by clothing. I've seen some wonderfully powerful and emotive art nude images, which seem all the more so to me, because every inch of the body is used to convey an emotion, or perhaps simply to compliment the beauty of the natural environment. The body in itself is an art work, and I enjoy working within this genre, attempting to capture the beauty of the body and all that the body is capable of.

I grew up with a fairly conservative family who certainly weren't particularly liberal. Yet I do not believe that nudity should necessarily be associated with sex. I don't think that society's portrayal of nudity is a very healthy one, since the association with sex is unavoidable. I'm not sure why it is that I have never exclusively viewed nudity in a sexual context, but even as a child I was never afflicted with the giggles over pictures or jokes about bums, boobs and willies. After all, we all have them. For this reason, I am able to model nude, and I am able to share those images with others without associations of guilt or smuttiness, because I simply don't see my work in that way.

The age of the internet has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that it has provided me with a platform to exhibit my art nude work, and share with others. But simultaneously a curse, in that the very word 'internet' carries so many negative associations - often, I believe, because the internet makes sex all too readily available and therefore is subconsciously associated with the stigma of something 'dirty.' When I share my work via the web, I can't choose who gets to view it, or how it is perceived. I am confident in my own mind of the motivation behind creating my work, and I hope that my intentions are evident to many viewers, who appreciate my work in the way I intended it to be appreciated - as works of aesthetic beauty, not as titillation.

I am not under any illusions. For some people, nude is nude, and a girl with no clothes on is a sexual object. I can't stop those people viewing my work. But I am not creating my work for those people; they are not my motivation. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'm not an exhibitionist. It would be foolish of me to say that I don't want to be viewed in a sexual manner, because I know all too well that many of those who view my work will see it that way, no matter what I write, and I can't change that. But I do not create art nude images for my own sexual gratification, and I don't enjoy viewing images (or text, for that matter) that are created solely for that purpose.

I resent nothing more than comments such as 'sexy girl' or 'nice tits' on images where my intention was clearly to evoke a response other than a sexual one, and the viewer is not capable of interpreting that. I understand that there are those who can't see past the 'nice tits' and never will. Society has imposed on us the implication that anyone who takes their clothes off, is doing so for sexual reasons, so they probably assume I'm flattered. I'll never completely stop comments like that, or rid myself of sexual connotations as long as I keep taking my clothes off. Fortunately, I like to think that the vast majority of people who view my work, are capable of understanding my intentions, and the 'nice tits' comments are few and far between. I share my work for the enjoyment of like-minded individuals, and luckily, the vast majority of people who follow my work are 'like-minded.'

But I know I have followers who I would class as exhibitionists. Their motivation for creating and sharing images is all too transparent, and their motivation is certainly not to create art. We have in common an interest in creating material that features nudity, and they make the assumption that we do so for the same reasons. But if a quick glance at their work reveals an entire gallery of images featuring their own genitals, or perhaps a body of literature that contains the word 'fuck' or 'fucking' 36 times on the first page, then it is immediately obvious to me that our motivations for creating our work are not the same. With such individuals, I will never overcome their mentality that nudity and sex are one and the same, and it is pointless trying to explain to them that I don't think we have anything in common at all.

I am not prudish, I don't think sex is dirty. I know people do it, and I'm capable of having a conversation about sex without embarrassment. But as far as sex goes, that's something I prefer to keep to myself, and something I choose not to be exposed to if I can help it. I am open-minded in the sense that I don't judge people who choose to get their sexual kicks on the internet. It's just that I have no wish to be associated with those people, and that truly isn't why I am here.

I've spoken before about this subject here, and here.

Nobody is obliged to agree with me.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Architecture and Immorality: Architexture

Well, you won't find any immorality here (not unless you are of the opinion that nudity is immoral - which I am not). The title was chosen by Jeremy Howitt, (a homage to an eighties album, as I understand it) with whom I recently spent a couple of days shooting around some locations local to me. Some of these spots I have shot in several times before, and others were completely new to me. Despite numerous interruptions (including a marathon running through one of the locations we were intending to use, and a number of groups of bored teenagers) we spent a very productive two days making the most of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and ruins, capturing the contrast in texture and architecture between the various locations. (If I could coin a new phrase to summarise this series, I'd call it 'architexture,' as I think it captures the various different textures that compliment the settings). I'm really pleased with this selection of images, which show quite a variety, and I really enjoyed shooting with Jeremy. This is a small selection from the many photos we created.
We shot in several locations, including:

Abandoned Stately Home
I love the fallen grandeur of this location, only about five miles from my home, which was once designed to be a symbol of wealth and decadence. The building is a victim of greed, as it fell into the ownership of a group of wealthy businessmen in the 1920s, who chose to expand their wealth by selling off the most valuable assets of the property - including the roof. This led to the downfall of a once spectacular estate, and within a few short years, centuries of grandeur lay in ruins. The structure of this building remains in tact, though it has been stripped of ornamental splendour. It's a superb location to shoot in (though I wish the staircase remained in tact).

Peak District Countryside

Ruined Church
(Also the first image at the top of this page)

There's always something evocative about a ruined church, conjuring up images of a forgotten past; centuries of congregations, gathering together to celebrate joyous occasions, and commiserate mournful losses. Hundreds of footsteps that once echoed within hushed and pious stone walls, are now laid to rest beneath weathered headstones, within the walls of the quiet cemetery beyond the crumbling remains of what had been the hub of village activity, now at the mercy of the weather. (Please forgive the soliloquy, although this church does have literary links to both Byron and DH Lawrence, so perhaps it brings out the poet in me).

The most remarkable feature of this decaying church, is that despite being open to the elements from all angles, the main door remains on its hinges, steadfast in spite of years of disuse. The door is set in a stone archway, and though the ornate lead-work that once adorned the door is long gone, the imprints remain, and the structure remains solid and proud.

On arrival, the door was wide open, propped by a chunk of stone that had once formed part of the church walls. It stood open on its hinges, as if welcoming generations of churchgoers who had long since ceased to attend. As I stood against the open door, leaning my back against the warm woodwork as the sun fell on my skin, the aged wood emitted a powerful and evocative smell, which I adore. There are very few scents that I find so pungent and sensual as the aroma of timber. I love the smell of freshly hewn wood; the autumnal waft of wood burning on the breeze; the charcoal tinged smell of burnt ashes; or the texture and scent of ancient, worn wood. This old door has no doubt outlived its creators and lives and breathes to this day, by some miracle free of graffiti and still firm on its hinges, welcoming scarce visitors to what is now an exposed and pitiful church, where it once offered security, shelter and warmth within. The scent of the oak, warmed by the sun, seemed to emit imagined memories, as I enjoyed the smooth texture of the age-old door and the worn iron handle, breathing in a hint of the past.

We closed the door and shot against it from the outside of the church, and I wondered how many times it had been shut in the past, holding true for all those years, and protecting the treasures within. When we left, we propped it open again, leaving it as we found it. I could have revelled in the scent of that door for hours. Though its purpose is now redundant, I hope it remains firm on its hinges for many years to come.

Derelict Farm House
I love the texture of the stark brick wall here, in contrast with the skin tones and the shimmery material of this skirt.

Images by and copyright of Jeremy Howitt.