Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Out with the Old and In with the New

Well folks, a lot has changed since I last posted (I know, it's been over a month!)

My health is still up and down at the moment but thankfully its mostly up! Craig and I are making the most fantastic memories as husband and wife and new doors keep opening for both of us. I am very fortunate and very lucky with what I have in my life. I have the most amazing family and friends and have something to smile about each and every day.

2010 has been our year...we have got married, had the most amazing honeymoon in the Maldives and are just back from Florida with my family. We are skydiving next weekend and doing some Christmas shopping in Manchester as well as looking forward to santa coming next month!

One thing has played on my mind over and over recently. I feel it is time to close the door on my modeling career. I have put lots of thought into this and I want to focus on a few new things in my life. Craig and I have been seriously talking about starting a family and this is where my heart lies. I have to put my health first and make sure I am not doing too much....doctors orders.

I want to take this time to thank all the special people I have met during the last 3 years. I have made some very special friends, especially John, Hannah and Phil. I have travelled throughout the UK and been to some magical places I never even knew existed. I have fallen face first in a puddle of mud, been bitten by a swan and almost pulled over a fence by a donkey! I have stepped on a dead vole while shooting nude in a cave, almost been stranded on a rock as the tide came in, seen a photographer (Phil) fall out of a tree and almost fallen over in some reeds while my leggings were round my ankles and I was trying to walk. I have shot everything from fashion to lingerie, glamour to nude. I specialised in nude, which I am so happy I did. I enjoyed embracing my curves in front of the camera and creating different shapes in the light and shadows. I have shot with male and female photographers, in front of one photographer or a group. I've been caught naked in an old farmhouse and shot in -13'C with Alex Ingram. I also ruffled the feathers of another nude model but over time we both realised we are similar and therefore have similar visions. After exchanging emails etc we have now almost become friends, which is something truly unique in my heart. (I know you are reading this and I want to say Thank You and you are a fantastic model!)

I have made so many memories over the past few years while in the presence of a photographer and a camera. I have all the images to speak for themselves and will always hold them close to my heart. Many models have inspired me, photographers too. Places inspire me. There is nothing more magical than shooting in a natural surrounding, nude, with the chilly wind and small raindrops falling on your skin. This is my favourite feeling in the world, being free, at one with nature.

I could go on for hours about all of this, it is something so utterly special to me but I'd like to leave it there for now. I'm closing this chapter of my life and opening another. I'm not saying I will not be in front of another camera in my life, possibly even behind it, but for now, for me, I know this is the right thing.

Thank You Everyone and Goodnight xxx


  1. Hey Kirsty

    Wondered where you had got to and been thinking of getting in touch for a few days. Only you and Craig can decide which is the best course of action for you and health and family have to come first of course.

    If I could just return the compliment that you, too, have been an inspiration to me and I'm sure to many other photographers and I'm far more careful when climbing trees now ; )

    Looks like I'm going to be joining you in retirement as too many people are telling me what I can and can't shoot at the moment and I'd rather not shoot at all than have one hand tied behind my back.

    Sorry to see you go but hope we can stay in touch on FB.


  2. Hey Kirsty,

    I've seen your work on purestorm lots, and loved some of the work you've done with Mr Alex Ingram.

    It's a shame you'll be closing the door on your modelling but it sounds like you know why you're doing it and it's for good reasons. So well done for making a hard decision.

    Best of luck with your marriage and the future.

    Adam Robertson // www.adamrobertson.co.uk

  3. Thank you Phil and Adam.

    Phil, since I started shooting art nude I always followed your work and a shoot with you was on my wish list. Not only did I get to shoot with you but also make a fantastic friend. Will def be keeping in touch.

    Adam, I have also followed your work over the past few years. Your name has often come up in conversation and your images are lovely. Keep up the good work and thank you for your kind comments.

    Kirsty xx