Easter: if you ask me, it’s about fire, sex and food. Isn’t everything? We’re the ones who left the cave empty, but we brought all our primal baggage out with us.
A couple of pics from my shoot with Barney of BD-Company.co.uk. I was about 3 months pregnant at this point, and had to put a lot of effort into sucking my belly in. I pulled half-remembered ballet moves in the forest, nude, while the Animal and Adz the Russian (who were *supposed* to be chaperoning me) wandered around trying to resist the urge to set fire to things. (Adz failed. Fool.) Twisted my ankle attempting to dance around all tippy-toes and barefoot in the grass… twas another brilliant shoot though. To see more of this photo set, visit www.bd-company.co.uk. Hopefully I’ll be working with Barney [...]
Every year, the folk at Butser Ancient Farm celebrate Beltane (May Day) by burning a giant man made of twigs and straw. It’s a Gaelic tradition, with equivalents in Celtic & neopagan cultures, to mark the start of the summer. More importantly IMO, it’s a reason and a place to gather with people who like that kind of thing and celebrate the increasing warmth and light of evenings (in the Northen hemisphere anyway) at this time of year. Aside from the fascination & mild amusement I feel when I see a field full of people dressed up as druids/green men/maids [...]