Monday, 2 August 2010
Stephanie Rushton photo shoot - Part 1 (of 3)
Let’s go all the way back to last August (25th) - 2009. I had been approached - probably via the Eccentric Club - by a professional photographer, Stephanie Rushton.
[ http://www.stephanierushton.com/index.html ]
We chatted for a while, she had already taken photographs of some friends of mine - the blogger and musician Winston Chesterfield and “fellow eccentric” Lyndon Yorke - and they both had good shoots with her - so I felt a comfort zone there. She said she was putting together a project “English Eccentrics” and, as I never allow people to photograph me ‘at home’, I suggested the local (and recently restored) Valentines Mansion, a Georgian pile just down the road at Gants Hill.
[ http://www.valentines.org.uk/ and http://www.valentinesmansion.com/ ], see also my previous posting on the reopening of the Mansion on February 14th 2009 [ http://rayfrenshamworld.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentines-mansion-reopens.html ]
As you can see, we started out in the gardens of the Mansion - the walled Old English Garden, to be precise. I have to say, we were both impressed at the splendid and authentic restoration job that had been performed on the Mansion (luckily funded and finished before the credit problems hit this country - and the Borough).
[P.S.: This secret link leads to the full selection of the entire photo-shoot, should you care to explore:
http://gallery.me.com/stephrushton/100522 ]. I shall post up Part 2 of this three-parter next week!
For the record, Winston’s blogsite is:http://venividivrai.blogspot.com/
…and Lyndon’s website is:http://www.lyndonsmachines.co.uk/