Monday, 21 May 2012

Ceri Williams: Despair and Destruction

That’s what you shall experience if you decide to work with Ceri.

Not really. She’s fab.

I sent her a text on the 9th May to enquire as to whether she was free on Sunday the 13th because I ‘had an idea for something’… and she was! And thank goodness otherwise this would have been a very short post, wouldn’t it?

I was in Wolverhampton that weekend so wasn’t sure what time I’d be back but I got to Farnborough around 4pm and Ceri and I went about shredding some old dark clothes into strips. She asked why but was told she’d see when we got there. To which she asked ‘Oh, are we going out then?’… Hee hee. I’m sneaky.

I managed also to rope housemate and legend, Matt Evans into coming along as well as an assistant, and assist he did!

We got to the location in Hindhead for about 6pm to meet the most beautiful sunshine I’d seen all year. At first I was a bit miffed as it was on the wrong side of the building but it turned out OK as it was falling in through a broken window. Could it get any more magical? (Obviously, I mean without a unicorn).

I got Ceri dressed and Matt and I knotted all the strips of fabric together before tucking them up under Ceri’s corset. We positioned them around her (in a fashion of which you might be able to gleam from the final photo) and just to finish the effect of Ceri’s fabric-y tendrils creeping their way across the building, I went around the back, climbed a tree (something I regretted not limbering up for in the days to follow) and threw some fabric in through the windows. This way, it looked as though Ceri’s dress was snaking it’s way up the walls and out of the windows.

^ There's me in the tree...

We started off sad, sorrowful and a tad creepy… O_o

Here's me directing that shot XD

Heh. I look like I'm directing Hamlet.

"No, no, Ceri! It's 'Alas! Poor Yorrick! I knew him, Horatio... yadda yadda'. Really feel his sorrow!"

Ahh... pretty... ->

 I wanted to ‘leg it’ after seeing this one on my display after taking. *shudder* :

But I didn’t! I soldiered on (very brave) and continued to work this girl to death after her nearly 3-month break from modelling…

Next up, Matt ‘Wind-Machine’ Evans, fanned my beautiful, yet scary subject to create some oomph/wind/epics and got Ceri to literally, put those lungs to use and scream the house down...

And a right banshee she became!:

If anyone heard us in the neighbouring houses, they’re not going to be approaching this place again in a hurry!

We got a couple more shots with a broken mirror on our way out of which this was the best one:

Poor little doll. What have you become, eh?
And then we spent a few more minutes working on a different project for Ceri before we lost the light.

All in all, a bloody good day actually!

Thanks to Matt and Ceri for your hard work on this one. We did good. x


  1. That looks awesome. pics are fab!! Especially the one of you directing :-)

  2. Thank you both for your comments!

  3. You should photograph ceri more