Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Girl in the water
It's our third shoot at the pool, and the images I imagined are emerging on the back of my camera.
Although the day is bright and Georgia July hot, the conifers overhanging the water create enough shadow to let my lens see into the depths.
Hope is getting good at the breathing - enough in to stay under water, enough out not to float too high. Her limbs look graceful as marble refracted through the green.
The dress, which looked as though it belonged on an overly modest middle-aged choirgirl when we found it in the vintage shop in Athens, is moving like blush-pink seaweed, tentacle sashes circling as Hope twists in the water.
She's a Nereid, a girl in a trance, a drowned treasure swept in on a full moon tide.