Travel & Events in 2014

  • ~ 2014 ~
  • Unique Capture Studio Day, Milton Keynes ~ Sat 12th April
  • Unique Capture Studio Day, Milton Keynes ~ Fri 25th April
  • Cork, Ireland ~ 21st-23rd April
  • SOUTH COAST TOUR Brighton, Bournemouth, Portmouth & Isle of Wight ~ 1st-12th June
  • Model Days @ Snaps Studio, Bournemouth - Fri 6th & Sat 7th June
  • SCOTLAND Tour - 23rd-29th June
  • Pavillion Studio, Scotland ~ Sat 30th & Sun 31st August
  • Dates to be decided for travels to Belgium, Netherlands, Paris, Switzerland, Sweden, Vienna for 2014...
  • Please send me a message to enquire about any of these events or if you would like to work with me so I can arrange a trip your way ~ holly@ivoryflame.co.uk

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Spotlight on ~ Scott Chappell

I love this image by photographer Scott Chappell and model Red Dove; it strikes me as having so much story behind it, the falling hair seems to represent such a personal journey, holding onto years of change and growth, it looks alive as it swirls around the model, in some ways it feels like it's taking over, but her soft, peaceful pre-raphaelite face tells me it is about love, not battle. Maybe she was some kind of wild beast that has had a spell broken and is now turning into the beautiful woman she was underneath, rising sleepily from her enchantment to a new life. That's what I love about it, it gets my imagination going with different naratives, and that's always a sign of a great image for me.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Wow!

I have to recommend anyone to go see 'Walking with Dinosaurs - Arena Spectacular'. I saw it on Friday at the Birmingham NIA with my parents. It was incredible! I had heard it was amazing and it was even more than I expected.
You cannot help but sit there beaming ear to ear, with panicked excitement in your wide eyes as you hear a thunderous, growning roar that vibrates through the stands, knowing a dinosaur is on the way to the stage. And they were real. Don't notice the motor block undernealth them that is camouflaged the same colour as the floor, or the legs of the humans inside the Raptors, let yourself believe and they ARE real! They eat, protect their young, fight and charge at each other. Gigantic moving, living, blinking, breathing dinosaurs right before your eyes. I was left open mouthed as a huge 56 foot long Brachiosaurus slowly entered the arena, it was like that joyful moment in Jurassic Park when they see the long-necked dinosaurs for the first time - pure magic! It's head and ET-like skin glinting in the spotlights, you got a sense of the otherworldy that made you feel 12 years old, your heart overflowing with awe.
The talent and skill that must have gone into making these creatures was just excellent, and the set design and lighting effects were brilliant; changing in such ingenious ways to represent the land growing and dying, regenerating in a rainbow of glowing colours, and responding to blazing fires and dramatic storms, accompanied by thrilling and powerful music, all coming together for such an impressive, memorable show.
It was a spectacle to behold, and made you want to stomp and roar as you left! I couldn't help but wonder if one day they will create dinosaurs for real, the way we might gather again like a circus, and how the T-Rex may not be so well behaved as the anamatronic version!



Saturday, 8 August 2009

Mermaid & Nymphs

I went to see the J. W. Waterhouse show at the Royal Academy during my day off last week in London. It was fantastic to see so many beautiful art works, and I felt quite emotional to view The Lady of Shalott, a painting of such iconic status that pulls you into tearful melancolic tragedy. There were also my favourites including Hylas and the Nymphs, Psyche Opening the Golden Box and A Memaid, as well as some beautiful pieces I hadn't seen before that were superb. I'm very glad I went, although I have to say, I didn't find such an emotional connection as I do with some exhibitions, but still a worthwhile see.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Meteorite

How pretty are these?! Meant to post them ages ago. They're by Ivor Tetteh-Lartey, shot at Studio 34 in Edinburgh, on my last trip to Scotland.

Hide Away

I recently received some images from Shaun Harvey, who worked with me at Red Rose Studio in Hampshire a while ago. These are my favourites - I really love this work - great lighting and composition, and they seem so intriging, particularly the first, so simple yet I can't stop looking, not sure what it is, a feeling of the unpredictable?

Digital Camera Magazine

Full page publication by Emma Goulder (EGo Photography) in the September Issue!