When I met Katherine Moon of Elegant Savages magazine she was blown away by the Return to the Water shoot with photographer Jodi Hall and model Lisa Kingham and asked to publish it in Elegant Savages' The Rakish Highwayman issue, eventually dedicating a five page spread the the shoot.:)
As a photographer and digital artist herself Katherine asked me to
come up with a shoot for the next issue of the magazine linked to the theme Audible
Forces for us to work on together.
After talking about the story expressed in the Return to the Water shoot and working with the concept that body painting can be a way to silently express part of our story by translating it out onto our skin, we decided to use body painting as an illustration of Inaudible Forces; Silent emotional forces that not only have the power to drive behaviour but can also be somehow exerienced as inaudible 'sound' such as internal 'mind chatter', sensations of 'humming' with energy, or music 'in' our own heads that we can be acommpanied by as we go through our day.
Using body painting to illustrate two pieces of poetry describing such sensational forces, the body painting and photoshoot for Fire and Night's Harmony were all done in the space of a long morning. We used both regular and UV reactive paints and black lighting to convey the silent but still energetic nature of the Inaudible Forces.