THAT crazed girl improvising her music. Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
Her soul in division from itself Climbing, falling She knew not where, Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship, Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing Heroically lost, heroically found.
No matter what disaster occurred She stood in desperate music wound, Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph Where the bales and the baskets lay No common intelligible sound But sang, ‘O sea-starved, hungry sea.’
W. B. Yeats
“A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing Heroically lost, heroically found”. This line of the well known W.B.Yeats poem inspired this Valentia Island Styled shoot. The Wild Atlantic Way lived up to its name when I ventured down to Valentia Island for a elegant and modern shoot with some amazing suppliers. Valentia Island was such a beautiful backdrop, with its stunning rocky coastline and wild plants lining the roads.The idea for this Valentia Island styled shoot was months in the making, I wanted the shoot to showcase the contrast between the wild landscape of this stunning Island and the elegant and delicate fabric of the dresses. I was inspired by old age glamour but with a contemporary feel.
Special thanks to Aoife O’Sullivan for coming alone with me and all the wonderful suppliers involved for braving the elements on the day!