Photo Shoot in Dublin Mountains
Sometimes inspirations finds you when you least expect it. It can be a random idea or an obscure location that creates a vision in your head. This can spark a flurry of ideas for photo shoots.
Back in spring, I drove by a rather interesting spot in Dublin Mountains – a valley of cut down lifeless dry trees nestled on a raised bog. A very raw, windy and moody place. A place I knew I had to come back to. The location isn’t conventionally pretty; it’s grey, shorn of its covering by the ceaseless pounding of the Westerly winds. Perhaps it’s all the more appealing and beautiful for the very same reasons.
The location kept popping back in my mind for weeks and I was determined to do a portrait session there one day. When I first met a stunning model StormCloud, I knew that the location was a perfect match for such a talented and expressive person.
I thought that StormCloud’s vibrant personality would resonate well against the raw background of the cut down trees. So armed with wellington boots and a flask of hot tea, we headed for the mountains. The sky was brooding and dramatic which was the perfect veil to illuminate her. I have to take my hat off to StormCloud who braved the wind and the cold like nobody’s business and made it seem so effortless. Sensual and expressive was the goal and we managed to get that despite the chill factor.
This shoot is the first of a series of shoots I’ll be doing in Dublin mountains over the coming months. The tea is in the flask and the warm coat is on the hook by the door, so watch this space.