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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

I would simply like to make the following comparison observation. ‘Blue Moon’ by Max Operandi, 2012, and ‘Moon Worship’ by Thornback, 2014.

‘In the Air’ Photo Challenge

So, I just heard from Thornback that one of his images in which I feature won ‘GURU’S TOP PICK AWARD’ in the ‘In the Air’ Photo Challenge on gurushots.com.

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.

‘In the Air’ Photo Challenge

whoopeeee, one of my Thornback images won the ‘Half way there’ competition on Purpleport

‘Journey’ © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

That’s why I can’t keep any philosophical questions. Due to latitudinal travelling-my-ass-off.

‘Sometimes, it’s better to leap than to look…’ © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

“I give myself such very good advice.”
The Watchers © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

There’s a lot of good old Somerset on your blog particularly a lot of what looks like Bridgwater bay coastline With all the woodland areas around here I’m surprised to not see many woodland shots especially now when you have the autumn leaves

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.

“it’s a long walk back…”
‘The lighthouse at the end of the world’ © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

Got this post via the multiverse solution.

“Where the Sea Meets the Sky” © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

“my splendid isolation”

‘Castaway’ © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK