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14th May 2004 - a Jack Vettriano moment

I’ve tried to capture something of a Jack Vettriano style here. I’m not sure how well I achieved it because really he’d have had my bright red lips showing with a small smile over David’s shoulder but boy is it difficult composing when you’ve no ability to look through the viewfinder!

I love his work (Vettriano’s that is), albeit that I’m a new admirer of his. Claire had a book of his paintings that I was flicking through last time we were in Melton Mowbray. I was completely transfixed by the gorgeous sensuality of his work. Funnily enough, I actually like the more risqué works better than the romantic ones. They are slightly dangerous images if you see what I mean and that’s something of a weakness of mine.

My starburst is in use though not obviously, I had some diamante flowers in my hair and hoped they would sparkle but they can’t be seen at all….ah well, the best laid plans! Anyway, it has softened the image and that’s exactly what the doctor ordered so that’s grand.

Anyway, so you don’t all think I’ve gone completely soft….this is why I originally thought of this composition (the Jack Vettriano slant came later)…..

Let's dance little stranger
Show me secret sins
Love can be like bondage
Seduce me once again

Burning like an angel
Who has heaven in reprieve
Burning like the voodoo man
With devils on his sleeve

Won't you dance with me
In my world of fantasy?

Lords of the New Church – Dance With Me

This wonderful song has long been one of my faves, it’s been on the Teac in the kitchen recently and like my ‘our little angel’ shot was inspired by me leaping around the kitchen to the album recently.

So, I hope Jack would approve of the choice of the Lords to go with a Vettriano-esque pic – I think he would. He’s definitely a slightly dangerous man. Now off to find my very own ‘slightly dangerous man’…….

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penny roots19-May-2004 17:37
What a wonderful image Linda , I don't know how I missed this .
Guest 15-May-2004 23:15
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Wow....
Lara S15-May-2004 16:12
Linda. I love this photo. I love it. I love it. I love it. Romantic. Sophisticated. Wow, I am in awe of you right now. This has to be printed and framed and wow. Absolutely Fabulous.
northstar3715-May-2004 12:57
looks fun :-)
Guest 15-May-2004 07:53
WOW, FAB, SEXY ... the lot! You almost look 'manic' too? I like this Linda, I like it a lot :)
CJ Morgan15-May-2004 02:59
Wow, this one is great Linda. Quite clear what it is, and yet it also has
within it a sense of mystery, or a kind of minimal quality which requires
we fill in the rest of the details with our imagination. So at least from
where I sit, it's extremely well done.
jude15-May-2004 02:47
Beautiful composition here, Linda! The few colors compliment each other and most of all. compliment that gorgeous red hair. Your one eye showing is magnificent. Beautifully done..

After this, Mark and Ian.. i want to play dress up TOO!!! lol
virginiacoastline15-May-2004 01:04
I could see you doing more like this . . but perhaps more like Round Midnight or the Blue Gown . . . He does have cool stuff =)
Si Kirk14-May-2004 21:20
super sexy image, looks like you guys had fun making it.
Guest 14-May-2004 21:05
This is WONDERFUL as the picture tells a story. Love the black gloves too.
Ray :)14-May-2004 20:52
Hey, Linda, this is something else. Love how your eyes are looking up at David in such an amzing way. Too fab for words!!
Pall Gudjonsson14-May-2004 20:06
LOL - This is great.
Ian Chappell14-May-2004 20:06
And there I was thinking it's Goth Night at The Old Thai House!
Guest 14-May-2004 20:04
And I forgot -- I knew exactly who you were talking about!!! Vettriano is someone I really admire too.. Very classic and sensual art!
Guest 14-May-2004 20:03
This is FAB! You look so incredibly sexy! Love the attention to detail right down to the glove on your hand. Really well shot, Linda!
Jill14-May-2004 19:57
I believe I have had more fun this afternoon viewing images today.

This is superb and you look gorgeously sexy. The overall image is sexy.
Karthik Raja14-May-2004 19:56
A very nicely done photo. I like it a lot... shows so much of a fun life.