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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

twin cheeks

I would simply like to make the following casual comparison observation regarding two different photo composites by different photographers at different times.

These are ‘Blue Moon’ by Max Operandi, 2012, and ‘Moon Worship’ by Thornback, 2014.

I suppose I’m happy to be typecast as the disembodied melancholy blue bottom.

Moon Worship

‘Moon Worship’ (c) Thornback, 2014

‘Blue Moon’ (c) Max Operandi, 2012

‘Blue Moon’ (c) Max Operandi, 2012

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

‘Flying South for the Winter’

© Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

Artist | SBG

Photographer and digital artist Thornback from Somerset is now represented by Stephen Bartels Gallery in London and three of the twelve images selected for exhibition feature me.

If you’re in London, go and check them out!

“ … Always looking to be creative, he taught himself how to use photoshop and began working with models in the woods and fields and on the moors and beaches of Somerset UK.

His images are inspired by myth, legend, real life and Monty Python.”

Artist | SBG

That’s no moon!

‘Once upon a time…’ © Thornback | Sept 2014
Somerset, UK

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