I wrote the introduction to this fantasy art book by Russ Thornback and also feature a few times in it. Lots of hard work has gone into the creation of this heartfelt conceptual montage. Now we just need to bring it into existence!
Phantasmagoria. A Fine Art Photography Book. – A hardcover book with over 110 beautiful images inspired by dreams, fantasy, myth, magic and surreal experiences. – http://kck.st/1TxZ6rm
Thornback creates wonderfully northerly, billowing, wide-open fantasy landscapes inspired by nature, Northern European folklore and his wild imagination.
It was a privilege for me to participate in the making of some of these images one chilly morning down on the bleak grey Somerset sand in September 2014. The shoot was planned and executed with military precision. I won’t share the secret of how I managed to hover above the water but it didn’t involve hiring my stunt double.
You’re right, I modelled on the beach in Bridgwater for the photographer Thornback. Interesting that you recognise the location despite the heavy photomanipulation. I also did a very brief shoot in the woods near Weston-super-Mare with VanEyke, from which you can see one of the photos here.