Back Down To The River

For the past few years, once the worst of the frost has gone and our week of British summertime looked like it might be imminent, I’ve organised a “Nude In The Landscape” workshop at my friend’s beautiful riverside smallholding in rural Warwickshire. Even the rain hasn’t been able to spoil these lovely art nude photo-shoots.

And I’ve done it again. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 25th June starting at 10:30am and I’m delighted to announce that the model on this occasion will be the stunning Cally, a wonderful model who has previously featured in other location art nude events for me.


Here are a couple of images from the last event featuring the superb Rosa Brighid to give you an idea of the setting…







Snow In September?

I have images from a few little recent jobs to share with you starting with a “Moulin Rouge”-themed charity ball that I shot at the weekend.

The event was held in marquees in an increasingly muddy field, deep in the Warwickshire countryside. Among the guests was Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, who I must say seemed like a very nice guy.

Jon Snow. Copyright David Rann 2013.

Jon Snow. Copyright David Rann 2013.

As ever with these jobs, I’m not able to show you images of the people attending the ball but I can give you a flavour of the entertainment that ran throughout the evening and which included trapeze artists, can-can dancers, stilt walkers, a band and fire-jugglers.

Copyright David Rann 2013

Copyright David Rann 2013

My brief was to “capture everything that happens throughout the evening” which meant everything from guests arriving, to the entertainment, and even some “backstage” scenes such as this…

Chefs. Copyright David Rann 2013.

Chefs. Copyright David Rann 2013.

Band "Cowbell". Copyright David Rann 2013

Band “Cowbell”. Copyright David Rann 2013

I do enjoy events like this. Lots to photograph and the evening went by very quickly. My only concern was whether my car would be able to get out of the field at the end of the evening once the track and been chewed up by the 300 or so guests’ cars. In case you’re wondering, yes, it was a bit touch-and-go but I made it.