I have been so excited about posting these images!
As my Barcelona Fetish Weekend article is still pending, I can’t say anything about that yet, but I’ve been dying to tell you about this shoot… 😀
I did a photoshoot in London on Wednesday evening, gone out for yummy dinner with a friend then slept in Gatwick Airport (with it’s evil Ben and Jerry’s machines) before getting a 6am flight to Barcelona and going straight to a photoshoot with the fantastic Rares Pulbere.
He’d already sent me a link to the location beforehand- Parc Labyrinth. It’s just outside the tourist radar so when I came to Barcelona on holiday, I had no idea it existed. It is incredible- it’s main feature being a labyrinth with a statue of Eros in the centre, but actually the entire park resembles a maze- with hidden places, fountains and statues everywhere!
I wouldn’t have been able to decide where to shoot as there were so many places, but we started here:
I was looking at a heron that was clearly waiting for the annoying naked lady to leave so it could catch a fish from the pond! (I really need to work on my language-learning skills. It was hilarious trying to explain a heron to Rares as obviously that isn’t the Spanish word. He spoke Romanian, Spanish *and* English! Puts me to shame…)
This one’s probably one of my favourites from the bunch! It was just opposite the location above and the heron was still there!
Byebye heron- we’ll leave you in peace now. 😉
So we moved on to a more garden-y place…
There were huge sculptural pots full of flowers surrounding the little shelter at the top! I’d already clocked the wisteria and got ridiculously over-excited at the prospect of posing with it (it’s one of my favourite flowers). I was tiptoe-ing about, trying not to disturb the purple-coloured carpet at my feet- or the bees humming around my shoulders (you’re very cute and fuzzy, bees but please don’t land on me- I’m allergic to you.)
This was probably one of my most favourite places in the park- so peaceful, pretty and fragrant!
The main labyrinth had a few people in it, but we decided we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shoot there..
I’ve just stepped into the centre, by the statue of Eros. Not entirely sure which Goddess I was thinking about while I was posing here but I remember running Greek myths through my head so there must have been one on my mind, lol! 🙂
We headed to our next location… Parc Guell(!!!) and set the camera up as the sun set. It was here that I got the inspiration for the title of this post- I had that U2 song in my head the entire time I was shooting! It really was magical watching the little green parakeets flit about as the sun set, knowing where I would be posing as soon as the light was right. (Though I think we disturbed a romantic couple having a candlelit moment in the next alcove..!) While the “reflection” shot is my favourite of the bunch, this one is probably going to make me a happy lady for years.
The tower to the right and the building above my head were designed by architect Gaudi. Follow my hand straight up, you’ll see the spires of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral- another pretty by Gaudi.
I was exhausted by the time we finished, but we went for some food and I really don’t remember anything of the night as I think I was asleep before my head hit the pillow!!!
Let me know which pictures you like best, as it’s website-updating time!