Today I went for a final prep session with John Denton before our tour to Ireland, which commences next weekend! Part of our prep was a mini shoot to play with some new posing, lighting, props and styling ideas before unleashing them on our unwitting delegates, and i have to say it was a pretty inspiring two and a half hours (not to mention and damned good work out!) I can’t WAIT to post some (or maybe all…) of the images on here, but I’ll have to keep you waiting on that one just a little while….
This May bank holiday weekend saw a return of Monkee Fest, hosted by John and Liz Denton at Calf House Studios, alongside the open studio weekend. We were really charmed with the weather and the weekend as a whole had such a gloriously creative energy to it. Photography taking place alongside painting and stone carving. It’s no surprise that everyone came out with some brilliant pictures with everyone bouncing off one another. On the Saturday everyone kicked back with a DELICIOUS hog roast and a drink or two, couldn’t ask for much more from a sunny bank holiday really!!
On April 13th and 14th, John Denton and I travelled to Jersey for an SWPP training weekend at the Radisson Blu hotel. It was my first visit to the island (another first this year after my first trip to Ireland in February!). Paul Watson very sweetly gave us a driving tour around the island on arrival, taking in the amazingly varied shores, probably the world’s steepest potato field, Jersey’s only dual carriage way, and not to mention the Jersey Wildlife Park! We had a wonderful group of delegates and got some brilliant looks in. We were also joined by the wonderful Lotte Saedcantas, look forward to her visiting us over here before too long!