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Bodypaint shoot with Mustafa

I’ve mentioned bodypainting before and about a month ago I arranged a shoot with a few models. The first to take part was Musti, who understood that it wasn’t just a case of getting painted and posing- this was also about theatre and entertainment. Models who are willing to engage and perform like this are very welcome- please get in touch if you want to take part.

mustafa photographed at the bodypaint shoot by simon bennett - painted by jae pii goldie

mustafa photographed at the bodypaint shoot by simon bennett - painted by jae pii goldie

mustafa photographed at the bodypaint shoot by simon bennett - painted by jae pii goldie

mustafa photographed at the bodypaint shoot by simon bennett - painted by jae pii goldie

mustafa photographed at the bodypaint shoot by simon bennett - painted by jae pii goldie

Make up: Jae Pii Goldie MUA

It’s a smaller world than we think

I took this photo of Victor some years ago. He is a Mexican artist and he lived in London at the time. Years later through completely different circumstances I met his partner – although I didn’t know he was related until conversation flowed. The more Victor was described, the more I felt he had to be the same guy I photographed. I sought confirmation and eyebrows have never risen so high on said partner’s forehead. He now lives in Mexico! Funny that.

Victor- artist as model

Taking photos into the printmaking process

A few years ago I was able to spend sometime working in printmaking. I developed some portraits using the etching process on zinc plate. This 35 mm photo originates from my father who took the picture at a wedding my parents were attending some years ago and I thought it was a great portrait of my mother (who later bravely fought the onset of multiple sclerosis), showing  her in conversation while wearing one of her trademark hats. I put this up today as sadly it marks the first year of her death . RIP Mum.

zinc plate etching print -portrait of mum

Winter sun on Wobbly Bridge

Wobbly Bridge, or to use its official name ‘Millenium Bridge’ was opened about the same time as Hungerford Bridge – two new footpaths across the Thames, the latter replacing an older and rather beaten up structure. However Millenium bridge was an all new route from St Paul’s to the Tate Modern, and had a few problems when it first opened – hence its nickname. It may not be as obviously spectacular as Hungerford Bridge, but in the winter afternoon sun its geometric detail came alive and I had to record it…

millenium bridge in the february sunshine