BRAVE Leonie let us shoot this on a day of sleet in Mid-Dec 2011, in a Norwich graveyard!
She contacted me as she knew I was in Norwich, and she was going to be up visiting friends. We’d met when she was being painted beside me at several body art events, by other artists.
Al Pulford, a local who specialises in photographing gigs, had been in contact with me before and this was a great chance to collaborate.
I decided there are ‘rules’ to my seasonal fae shots; the twiggy gem sprays I made for the first Frost Fae shoot have to be included in some form with every model. So, this time I curled the wires and beads around some twigs from a hedge that still had a few shrivelled rowan etc berries on them and put them into Leonie’s hair.
She also wore another pair of the large bikni inserts as breats overs, and I cut the side strings off a pair of bikini knikers which I glued onto her.
I worked mainly with Grimas paints, and added some subtle lacy snowflake effects with some home-made stencils.
I then hand painted some twiggy black lines and glitter tattoo-d over the top of them.
We did the inital shoot in Al’s house, where I’d painted, and as we finished, looking out at the snow, he said….”There’s a great graveyard just down the road’. And Leonie was keen!
I’d bought my big felted Star Wars (I got it where they shot Tattooine in Tunisia) claok with me, so swathed in that and her boots, brave Leonie trotted down the road in the sleet with us.
I’m glad she did – what a trooper! It was actually snowing so much we did most of these photos under large sheltering trees, with me dashing up with cloak bewteen shots. Thanks guys!