SONG OF THE SEA By JRR TOLKIEN
To the sea, to the sea! The white gulls are crying,
The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying.
West, west away, the round sun is falling.
Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling,
The voices of my people that have gone before me?
I will leave, I will leave the woods that bore me?
For our days are ending and our years failing.
I will pass the wide waters lonely sailing,
Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling,
Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling.
Inspired by the wonderful colours of the cliffs and caves found around Plemont Bay in Jersey, I wanted the colours to reflect the cool tranquilness of the rock pools. I had been scouting out the perfect place for a while and when I took a couple of pictures for Instagram I knew I had found it down at Plemont Bay.
From there a story developed that our inspirational shoot could portray. A beautiful woman disenchanted by home and experiencing wanderlust, she waits by the sea where she is tempted by pacing ships and other lands seen on the horizon, for someone to capture her heart and see the world with new eyes. And 'The Song of The Sea' by Tolkien with the mention of "the round sun is falling" and "Long are the waves on the Last Shore falling, Sweet are the voices in the Lost Isle calling" just married perfectly, as we were shooting at sunset and were in the channel isles
The key colours were brought through in the flowers, fabrics and tablescapes. With most of the fabric giving that soft ethereal feel, the different textures among them give them their more natural look, the knitted blanket she rests upon and the tulle that gently captures the breeze. I love the rusted old trunk not looking to famine its strong masculine appearance grounds the image.