Tuesday 27 October 2009

A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky


A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July -
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear -

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream -
Lingering in the golden dream -
Life, what is it but a dream?

~ Lewis Carroll~


Recently I was commissioned by Venetia of VenetiaJewelry to make a vintage style photo themed around boats and fishing for her "other half" who is a fishing and boating nut. I spent a while working through various ideas and eventually came up with a few different pieces. In the end my personal favourite was this diptych called Riviera.
These pictures are now available for sale in my Etsy shop along with a couple of other boat themed pictures that I produced while working towards the commission.

Set Sail at Sunset by Jo Bradford

Click here to visit the work in my Etsy shop...


Thursday 22 October 2009

Shutter Sisters Feature

Hello all!! I am still wading through the many photo jobs I have done in recent weeks, which has not left me much time for blogging {nor eating, sleeping, walking the dog :( }

I am very pleased to have had one of my photos featured as the Daily Click over on the Shutter Sisters website last week. What an honour... thanks muchly Ladies xoxo

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that this is more work from the same beach shoot I featured here just a few posts ago... scroll down through the recent posts to see one of the other pictures from this same lovely evening on the beach. You can go see my picture on shutter sisters for yourself at

Thursday 15 October 2009

Revisiting my past

Hello there.

I have been a stranger to this blog over the last fortnight 'tis true, but with good reason....

I have been very busy making new work!! Yes, I have shot over 2000 pictures over the last two weeks, and as if that wasn't enough I have just completed a fascinating course in high end fashion & beauty retouching too.

I had the opportunity to take the course free of charge and decided it would be an interesting feather in my cap to have the skill. One interesting side effect of taking the course has been my renewed interest in portrait photography. Way back when, at the beginning of my career, I dabbled for a while in portraits of musicians and artists who were in my work and social circle (back then I worked part time as a music talent scout).

I was always more drawn to the free expression of art photography though, and in the end that is where I have focused my career and studies. It has been a wonderfully refreshing experience to revisit this early interest of mine recently. I will post some of the results of this revisitation here sometime soon.

In the meantime, I have also been showing some tlc to a lot of my old cameras in the collection too, and I have been out and about again with my trusty, and newly refurbished Polaroid 240 Land Camera. Today's picture is a shot I tool a few weeks ago after a sunset surf with my husband, after getting out of our wetsuits we sat together with a hot chocolate and watched the sea as it calmed itself, and I took this shot of the peaceful scene.

Thursday 1 October 2009

A farewell to summer

"On The Breeze" and "Come away with me" by Jo Bradford
The people along the sand
All turn and look one way.
They turn their back on the land.
They look at the sea all day.
~ From Neither Out Far Nor In Deep by Robert Frost
"One more" by Jo Bradford
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