Early morning Excitement

I cannot sleep! The excitement is too much. Now I know these sessions are coming to an end, they excite me So much! Every session should be like the last one ever. Like I usually email the models a few days before the event to brief them, get them in the mood. This time I did not. Too routine. And I know. I know that the ones who want to come will be there. They will contact me if they are unsure. Then there was one I was unsure about, who doesn’t have internet, she might not have realised this was coming to an end, and I thought she probably doesn’t have money, which might stop her. But I wanted her there! She was the reason I set up the session that is tonight in Hoxton which she cannot afford to go to. I had gotten to know her via lengthy phone calls from a while back when she was gathering courage. So I called her and told her to come along, regardless of money, just be there because it will be so much easier and more rewarding than you imagine. All the barriers you build up in your mind, they are unfounded, unreal. You just need a chance to move past them, move into a new space where you reach up and out and let yourself speak through your body, tell your story that you are living today, and feel the joy of self acceptance. This comes first, and then the warm appreciation of others. Oh the liberation! It can make you high and take you far as you open your wings and take off for a while. Then you must keep learning to fly and stay flying.

Quick poses
Quick poses

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image-6This pose was a bit like a cat fight; Natansky wanted some drama to kick things off, so she and Louise began in this way to warm everyone up, as they have both posed several times before.

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I encourage models to make poses on different levels; these were closed poses, the body folding in rather than opening up
I encourage models to make poses on different levels; these were closed poses, the body folding in rather than opening up

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Negative spaces - the shapes where the body is not - are used by artists to create the form of the figure within
Negative spaces – the shapes where the body is not – are used by artists to create the form of the figure within
Figures overlayed to produce something unfamiliar
Figures overlayed to produce something unfamiliar

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'When I wake up'
‘When I wake up’
dynamic poses abounded this evening
dynamic poses abounded this evening
Mike Flight caught the tension of 'The Storm'
Mike Flight caught the tension of ‘The Storm’
this was an important announcement
this was an important announcement
Natansky's drawings
Natansky’s drawings

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A scene is enacted before us

the 'play within a play' from another angle
the ‘play within a play’ from another angle

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Beautiful postures
Beautiful postures

Quite randomly I picked from 95 photographs of the artwork sent to me by Santosh; I could not see them all at once, and did not open them all. There will be more, but for one tired night that is enough. Thank you to all who made this last Holborn workshop flow with magic. Now East to Hoxton for feminine fun and womanly wonder.

Author: estherbunting

Performer, artist, writer

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