Dead Sperm Whale by magpie tommy

Recently 23 whales have been stranded across beaches of northern Europe and may have come from a single whale pod.  Normally Sperm whales do not enter the north sea as they hut deep sea squid.  It was a rare and very sad to have the opportunity to photograph the one washed up at Hunstantaon. 
 However according to marine biologists, there may be an upside.
 “For individual animals, this is certainly a bad thing, but when we get more strandings, that tends to correlate with population recovery.” Paul Jepson of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Program at the Zoological Society of London. 
 There was a lot of media talk of trophy hunters and people being disrespectful, When we visited there was steady stream of people coming and going and everyone was curious and respectful.
 However due to an earlier incident the lower jaw had been removed by vets to prevent anyone attempting to remove the teeth.  
 As we were about ten minuets into our walk back to the car we heard the most almighty bang.  Followed by a rancid stench of rotting flesh with a sickly sweet after taste. 
 We looked back and could see people torches still moving so we know they were ok, but probably in need of some new cloths and a long bath. 
 For more information on whale and marine conservation and the fight against illegal fishing and whaling check out the work of Sea Shepherd. 

Other World by magpie tommy

Jade Stacy Maria and Roswell Ivory modeling latex by Dead lotus Couture, in an abandoned office block with a double helix stairwell. 
 The photos that James Kerwin  and I took here were published in Kultur Magizine.

I really wanted to get this last shot wearing one of the outfits, but the floor was so wet and grimy it would have ruined the latex.

Danielle May Sheehan. Part2 by magpie tommy

I rarely do studio work, preferring location and events. 
 But in December it's cold and miserable outside, so I took the opportunity to to do something different and spent an afternoon in Coco studio.  It as a refreshing change to be shooting somewhere warm with no risk of being disturbed.
 I came away with a few ideas for a home studio, but more about that another time.
Danielle was a real pleasure to shoot, hopeful we will do something on location in the summer.