Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well!
I really wanted to share these photographs with you from my first big location shoot I did for Reclaim Magazine. On Easter Sunday, I made the long journey down to Bath, to meet with my friend and Reclaim feature collaborator, Alice Roberton. Alice is a wonderful writer, and together our brief was to put together a coastal feature, with an emphasis on making things using items found washed up on our beaches. Driftwood, shells, sea glass and of course the man made material that is very much in the news at the moment – plastic.
From Bath we drove down to South Devon, where Alice had found the most incredible location for our shoot, in the tiny bay of Bigbury-on-Sea. The seafront home of Alric and Miriam Bennett, which was filled to the brim with treasures foraged from the beach on their doorstep, rustic surfaces and beautiful antiques, was the perfect backdrop for our shoot.
We spent the next two days styling and photographing our makes, which included a sea glass mobile, driftwood bottle wall sconces, shell plant pots, fishing rope lanterns, art boxes and a makeshift driftwood picnic table. We had faced many challenges putting this shoot together, the main one being the wintery weather forecasts. However, for the picnic table shot, the sun came out in it’s full glory for us, so we took our kit down to the beach and managed to get the shot move of our driftwood table, with the 1930’s clifftop hotel in the background.
I absolutely loved the challenge of this shoot. Being forced out off one’s comfort zone is a brilliant way to learn and progress, and I was really proud of the feature which Alice and I created.
A big ‘Thank you’ to Alric and Miriam for having us in their incredible and unique home.
In other new, it was my birthday on Tuesday, and my family (including my brother, who shares the same birthday as me!) have all come to stay for the week. It is so lovely to have this family time together! No only are we enjoying some exploring of the Norfolk coastline, but my Dad and my brother have every kindly helped me with some DIY jobs which I am excited to share with you!