Here are some images from one occasion in November when Gerard and I ventured into the woods to explore the mysterious magic of autumn.
For me autumn has a power like that of spring – a painful magic that awakens memories of previous cycles in a way that only reality (as opposed to imagination) can. Unlike summer and winter which invite me to forget, autumn and spring invite me to remember. These images convey many different feelings, as I try to hold onto life before the plunge into winter…
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I said let’s go out and shoot some summer street fashion, so we did! I knew I needed to absorb some of September’s last rays to tide me over into the autumn. The dappled sunlight beneath the trees was dazzling and delightful.
I didn’t have a specific concept for this shoot, but I’ve been having mermaid fantasies swimming around in my head lately, and here felt delicately dressed up like the mermaid-turned-human who’s been brought to the palace to be a human princess. On the other hand I can see that I’m giving off maturer, witchier vibes than the ingénue and suspect I might really be the sea witch decoy…
From a recent photoshoot by Gerard, styled and edited by me.
I’m very happy with this green/aquamarine/cerulean/teal dress I bought just a few days before. The day after this garden shoot, I whisked us off to the seaside to see how the dress would fare with the billowing British winds of Broadstairs.
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