It’s been a busy week in London, I stayed with some friends, fabulous, creative, fascinating friends, one is a dancer and the other is a stage set designer for theatre productions. We tossed around heaps of great ideas, went to galleries, the theatre, indulged in fine British fare at the pubs and had the best Indian I’ve had in a while. We also tripped off for a day to Brighton. While they splashed around in sub-zero Atlantic temperatures I wandered off and helped myself to the visual seaside landscape peering at me through the haze.
It’s a pretty crazy place this time of year, everyone’s on holidays, the weather’s good and plenty of Pimm’s on offer. Sadly, the best they can manage for an excuse for a beach is this type of place, no sand just stones underfoot which, pretty as the stones are, hurt like hell when they catch in your sandles. Meanwhile you could safely achieve frostbite in the water after let’s say 15 minutes to be generous if that was a look you were going for.
OK that’s the end of my Aussie sniff.
However, the whole British seaside look is very distinctive and I was loving every minute of it.
Then in the evening we were on our way out and my dancer friend Helen started doing a few moves in front of a merry-go-round. Then we moved and used the doorway of a random pizza shop for the setting. It was fun to play with the low lighting, colour and her shape, incorporating some movement into some of the images. Fabulous way to end a fabulous day!