Julia McIvor has modelled for me since the age of seven.
From the beginning of our work together, her presence in front of the camera has spoken for itself. Working with the same model over a period of time has allowed me to build a rare and very special collaboration. This collaboration lends substance to the images I create, because it is built upon trust, respect and a deeper knowledge of the person through whom I express myself.
Julia contributes directly to the creative processes of my art with suggestions and ideas. She has become my alter ego, the person through whom my anima is filtered.
On many occasions both Julia and her mother, Sarah Hall, have helped with equipment, transport and supplies. My endless thanks go to Sarah, her family and especially Julia.
To view more images of my art go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjpoole/
To view a video of my work go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoirzoKMSHA