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Rotterdam, or anywhere…

17 Jun

“There are only two things I hate: people who are intolerant of other people’s cultures……… and the DUTCH!!!”
Not really- I’m quoting Austin Powers. The Dutch are really lovely. :P

I’ve based myself in a coffee shop in Utrecht, where after three days the staff still find my fascination with the hot chocolate hilarious. (In Holland, hot chocolate is made by melting chocolate buttons into hot milk.)
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I’ve had an intense few days of studio workshops that have passed in a slick of latex, and a fantastic shoot with Ardi-foto for Ardita fashion in some amazing locations. (I can’t show you the finished results yet as they’re for publication, but here’s a behind-the-scenes from outfit #2, by Dawnamatrix (bra-top) and HMSlatex (chest-harness)
We were in the local paintball shooting range- I’ll tell you all about it later when I’ve collected up the rest of the BTS shots.
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I also visited Rotterdam for one night- I’d arrived on a Friday evening but found it the most peaceful, beautiful place I have been in a long time. My camera died shortly after I began my walk, but I visited the local park, which had green parakeets and just about every river bird I knew (and a few more I didn’t). I only wanted to check it out, but ended up sitting by the river for about an hour, watching the sun set behind a tiny peninsula where a family of moorhens had gathered under a weeping willow.

As I have no pictures of one of the most magical evenings of my travels, have some shots of the harbour and a different bird family. (Six ducklings- they must be so proud!) :D
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Oh, and there are sculptures everywhere. Go to the bottom to see a gnome with a buttplug. (See what I did there? *Snigger… Snort…*)

Art Critic Heron is impressed!
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Now I’m back in Utrecht, I’m about to go and check out a little boat-cafe I saw a few days ago, but thought you might like to see a couple pictures I forgot to post, from all the way back in January, with Guy Bisson. :)

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Oh yes! And the voting has ended now for the Deep Down and Kinky Awards- thankyou so much to everyone who voted for me- it really does make me happy to see my work recognised. Many virtual computer hugs to you all. :)

On that note, I’m in an advert in Retribution Magazine, along with my good friend Anita De Bauch. Photo by David Long.
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I’m going off to dream on a boat now! And maybe even write, fingers crossed…

Speak to you all soon…

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. How could I forget…
Stop it, Rotterdam!

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Another magical forest

14 Jan

I never get fed up of shooting in forests- every few weeks, I get an entirely new backdrop to interact with and new plants and creatures to look for- especially when I’m shooting outside of the UK.
Last time I visited the Netherlands, I found wild boar, red squirrels, nuthatches (I think) and deer. I also discovered Dutch pancakes. Not a creature, I know, but still seriously amazing. ;)

I got these pictures from Frits aka Studio3nl a little while ago but didn’t have the chance to post them up! So here you go- it was a beautiful day, if a little muddy. Though we tried hard to be discreet, we did nearly cause a man to fall off his bicycle, which made me nearly fall off the tree stump I was posing on!! Utterly hilarious- it was a multi-quadruple-take, as he kept swinging back off his seat just to check I wasn’t a figment of his imagination, LOL!!

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Wish me luck- I’m about to head South (hopefully ahead of the snow) for some outdoor nudes… though hopefully my “Narnia coat” will get another outing too… ;)

Got to dash!

ROSWELL xxx

The Abstract

19 Jan

I’m having a quiet month at the moment while I work on writing, but I still have some shoots (and a fitting for a lingerie company!) coming up. I also made my debut on Beltbound on Sunday.

Writing-wise, I’ve just published an article with Univers D’Artistes and it’s all about abstract art-nudes. Go and have a look- you can see some of my favourite pictures there as well. :) (My next piece is going to discuss wherther genital photography can ever be artistic.)
I’ve been waiting to post that particular article on art-nudes because it goes so well with the rest of my photos from Allan Schaap (in the Netherlands)!  The first set (taken in a woodland)  are in a previous post HERE. I can’t say enough what a great time I had in Lelystad where we were shooting! It’s a part that was reclaimed from the sea and has a desert in the middle. It was such a surprise to see it after leaving the leafy woodland and reminded me a little of the ‘dead’ planet in Pitch Black!


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I could see the desert a few feet away!


Washed here by the ghosts of waves…

And then we found a log!


There’s something very strange/eerie about this set that I like- maybe it’s because you can’t see my face. Definitely some of my favourite art-nudes that I have done- and I’d love to do more on a similar theme. Can you tell I have a ‘thing’ for abstract(ish) art-nudes at the moment?? ;)

This is Allan and Joyce photographing me photographing them photographing me…

 

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. Did I mention I communicated with The Greys? ;)

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And the beat goes on…

13 Nov

Ok, I know many of you will be wanting the latest on the Shaun Colclough saga. There are no longer any grey areas- he has committed crimes for which he can be punished and due to this, there is very little I can now say in public. I hope you understand. If I can update, I will.
Thankyou to the brave girls who have shared their stories.

Anyway… life is going on. How did it become Autumn so quickly??

I like Autumn- having red hair, I get to do artsy nudesy things against a backdrop of flaming leaves, be photographed bouncing around the old parts of town in greens and oranges, snuggle up in coffee shops with festive drinks… and eat chestnuts! (The barrow in Norwich is the BEST).

I found Autumn in Europe interesting- it seemed SO much more colourful than in England, with bluetits and nuthatches flying around for me to see. It was on the haziest of mornings that I shot with Schaap Photography (and former model- now photographer-in-training Joyce) in a woodland lake in Lelystad, which I’m told was reclaimed from the sea!

The lake was, of course, freezing. Allan captured my “I can’t feel my feet” face before I went into model mode.

(All pictures (c) Allan Schaap)

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And we took some black-and-whites too.

More from this shoot coming soon- we also shot some abstract art-nudes (some of my new favourites, I think!) in a desert that is in the middle of Holland for no apparent reason! Here are Joyce and me in action:

Allan’s lovely wife Lynne was also kind enough to do my make-up for this shoot! Having had some stressful moments in Amsterdam, Allan restored my faith in photographers!
He also left me this very nice reference:
I was approached recently by an English model, Roswell Ivory, who is also a friend of Ivory Flame, to ask if I was interested in doing a shoot with her on her upcoming tour of Europe. Of course I jumped at the chance to do a shoot with this talented and versatile model and we managed to plan a shoot for the 28th of October. Roswell took up my offer to stay over the night before because I wanted to make an early start in the morning to make the most of the soft light. I had also invited Joyce along for the shoot and she was also pleased at the chance to do a shoot with Roswell. We set off early in the morning and were able to find the location with little trouble having marked the spot on my GPS previously. We started off doing sets in the forest and then moved onto the beautiful pond nearby. Although it was pretty chilly, Roswell had no problem doing a few sets in the water, apart from a few squeals when she waded in ;). Being very aware of possible hypothermia, we shot quickly and allowed Roswell to warm up as often as possible. Who said that the model has an easy job? Being the professional that she is , she never complained once! We did a few more sets in the surroundings and moved on to the desert area which is a short drive away. Roswell was very surprised to see this phenomenon, a desert area right in the middle of the woodlands. Joyce and I did a few sets amongst the trees and in the sand and I decided to do a few art shots after seeing the wonderful shapes that Roswell was making. Following my directions I was able to capture some amazing images. Roswell is a total pro and I will certainly work with her again next year when she returns on her 2012 European tour.

I’m looking forward to a shoot on Wednesday in and around Norwich- The weather is due to be lovely and sunny! There are leaves, old buildings, cobbled streets and Christmas lights at dusk!

If YOU want to book me for an Autumn shoot (or in fact, any shoot!), mail me asap at http://www.roswellivory.co.uk

ROSWELL xxx

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