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A part of me has always wanted to be a farm girl. Waking up early enough to see the sun rise, collecting still-warm eggs, working with your sleeves rolled up and fresh air in your lungs, chopping firewood, tending to the vegetable garden, only stopping to wolf down a bowl of homemade soup and hunk of buttery bread, or to admire the views of the English countryside, finally flopping in bed at night with an aching body, and sense of achievement after a long day's work.

I suppose this was the next best thing? ;) That is my favourite aspect of modelling - stepping into the role of someone you otherwise might never have the chance to become. I want to improve on this, on throwing myself into character, and losing myself in the process. You have to become the woman the photographer envisions, or embody the woman a brand represents.

This shoot looks so raw to me. It was early and cold, but the day felt eager and promising. Remco is always such a pleasure to work with, and he even brought along a flask of coffee to help wake us all up!

What a nice way to spend the morning! Geese, chickens and hens galore! It felt a little like stepping back in time...

Photography by: Remco Merbis.
On me: Jumper - Jigsaw, Dress - Cath Kidson, Boots - Hunter.
On Lucy: Jumper - Margaret Howell, Dress - Vintage, Boots - Dubarry.

8 comments

  1. Another awesome shoot! I would like to be a farm girl too, sometimes I feel like I rely on technology too much and it would be nice to not worry about all of that
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  2. Fantastic pictures. Remco is a talented guy and he seems to really get you! I hope something good comes out of this shoot for both of you x

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  3. wauw great pictures and you just gave the feeling like something so puré. it is truely a wonderfull feeling when you wake up early and see the day waking up, working in the garden, taking care of the animals and feel so pleasent when you eat your hot soup and your butterybread!

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  4. Out of all of your lovely shoots with Remco I think that these latest pictures are my favourites...they're just so beautiful and you both look gorgeous! I love the styling and they look like they were loads of fun to shoot (despite the cold and early start!) xxx

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  5. What a beautiful shoot! You look like a true farm girl here, I didn't even realise these were modelling photographs - I just thought this might be your actual life, so 10/10 for being so convincing!

    I'm really lucky - this was my life as a child - we grew up in the country and my parents kept chickens. The cold mornings, tipping spiders out of our wellies, and opening stable doors to go outside were so lovely, looking back. Less lovely was the smell of chicken coops in the morning - the warmth that hits when you poke your head in doesn't carry the nicest smell with it, does it...? Ew! Still, I hope I can afford to buy a house in the countryside one day and raise my one-day children there - I think its an incredible way of life!

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Stunning images!
    Sadly, coming from a family with a farming background, it's not that romantic of a life! Its all hard work, long hours and little money ;)

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