My photo of Nicki Bluhm below on the right… it looks so lovely in print! And a few more photos below to whet your appetite…
I started shooting this little art film of mine over 5 years ago, and spent that much time editing it on & off. It’s finally done. I am overwhelmed with the feeling of completion on such a personal project, and am already thinking about the next one. As you may know- I am married to Stuart Sclater, the bass player of ASTRA. I am also the band’s photographer (here & some recent press in Classic Rock Prog Mag here) and sometimes get to go on tour with them (here, here & here)… To say I’m mega-fan would be an understatement… They were kind enough to give me permission to use the song Silent Sleep off of their first album The Weirding to soundtrack my film, and they also star in it (along with Richard’s beautiful wife, Kelley). ASTRA‘s new album The Black Chord celebrates it’s official release in the US today (it’s unbelievably beautiful- you can buy it here)… so I figured it would be good timing to release this too.
Anyways, my first film:
The Alchemical Poisoning Of Magus Sherwood.
Created by: Noa Azoulay-Sclater / Edited by: Noa Azoulay-Sclater & Bart Cameron / Inspired by the essay Are You Illuminated? by Phil Hine (Book Of Lies) / Face Paint by Allison Halver / Starring: Kelley Vaughan & the members of ASTRA– Richard Vaughan, Stuart Sclater, Brian Ellis, David Hurley, Conor Riley / Music: Silent Sleep by ASTRA (The Weirding) / Shot in San Diego & Oregon 2007-2012.
Also, some shots from our session for The Black Chord (holga, 35mm & digital):
As you may already know, my dear UK friends, the beautiful & talented husband and wife team over at Emma Case Photography suffered a huge robbery a few days ago- cleaning them out of their computers, car and all photography gear. They have spent the past few days working with their insurance companies to attempt to re-build everything they have lost, but will barely be able to recover some of the costs required to get their business back on track. Emma & Pete are some of my favorite people on earth, they have the most giant hearts and sweet souls and have truly worked their asses off building their dreams and creating their beautiful work.
Emma and I became across-the-pond besties a couple of years ago when she started her wedding photography business and since then I have shot their engagement session AND she was a special guest lecturer at my London workshop last September. When I say these people are golden, I really mean it… (Clearly, I love them: The video that Son of Shark Pig shot of us at our London workshop last year can be seen HERE.)
If you can donate a dollar or a pound or anything more, it will really help them get back on track and put the pieces back together. You can read all about the robbery on Emma’s blog HERE… and you can help by going HERE, or by clicking the image below. OR, please help by simply spreading the word via social media!
** A HUGE thank you to the very sweet people over at The Weaver House for offering to set this up and so quickly putting this donation site together! You are so kind and your efforts will come back at you a thousand fold for being the thoughtful and wonderful people that you are!!!! xo
With a simple click on the image below, I just donated safely and all the funds go straight to Emma’s Paypal account. (ps: Emma & Pete, sorry for going behind your backs with all this- but not really… we LOVE you).
My brilliant programmer Nicholas Iverson and I have been plugging away at this for a while, and it’s finally released: ALL the info about my Feather Love Photography Artist Workshops is now available in one spot!
I’m a huge fan of the Tomboy Style blog, so I was super excited (to say the least) when Lizzie contacted me a while ago asking permission to use my images in a feature she did on Nicki Bluhm… She later asked to publish one of these images of Nicki for the TOMBOY STYLE BOOK, a study on this iconic style and fashion over the ages… this is already one of my favorite books, and having my work in it just makes me dizzy…
A little more about Tomboy Style: “A visual history that chronicles the past eighty years of women who blur the line between masculinity and femininity, Tomboy explores the evolution of the style and its icons. Vivid commentary illuminates the tomboy’s history and captures a diversity of women who are bound together by their inherent ability to seamlessly blend a rugged sensibility with classic, understated elegance…” Comes out on April 3rd, pre-order it it HERE.
Watch the video below to learn more about Lizzie’s book and see my photo of Nicki IN PRINT!
Thanks to the brilliantly talented Steve Pappin (Son Of Shark Pig) who I flew out to shoot my London workshop and travel with me a bit; the crazy behind-the-scenes video from my London Artist Workshop, the after party, and our travels in Italy are all captured in this rad little video… I’m coming back to you again this year Europe! Get on my workshop mailing list HERE.
You can purchase the lecture from my London Workshop here.
And read my stream-of-consciousness summary on the entire crazy one-month trip HERE.