I have worked with Valentina many times now and over the years we have developed a strong friendship and a great deal of trust in one another. We had discussed a shoot of this nature for some years and it seemed fitting to launch the new project with the person who had given me so much support in my creative life.
Valentina being a hugely talented professional nude model also fills in the gaps where my direction skills are weak and enabled us to get some stunning shots in some quite hard conditions, March in the Lake District was certainly not as warm as I was told it would be, you can still see the snow lining some areas of the shoot, even if you cannot see the biting wind endured to capture these images.
Chapter One was shot in and around Troutbeck, near Widermere in the Lake District, stunning river valleys, hills and mountains gave us a hugely breathtaking landscape to work with.
Our base for the shoot was the stunningly situated Mortal Man Inn in Troutbeck, near Widermere in the Lake District.
Run by a long term friend of mine I had wanted to visit for some years now and this was a great opportunity for me to take a little break, catch up with my friend and visit her famous Inn. The place does not disappoint at all, open fires, welcoming staff and cats to greet you at the doors, beautiful views and tasty food, what more could you ask for?
Well it has more as well, award winning beers and ciders, views of the mountains, valleys and hills and a lovely garden, all situated a few minutes walk from ancient Troutbeck with it’s slate roofed farmsteads and barns.
If you are looking for a get away, some walking and stunning vistas then I highly suggest taking some time out to visit the Mortal Man, you can visit their site and pages from the link below, do it.