The shrine fun continues. No sooner was Guy under wraps, and I started on the next project. I’m probably oversaturating the market – both for shrines and for RAPS posts on my blog, and yesterday’s Double Guy is a hard act to follow, judging by your comments. But I’ll try my luck and post this one straight from the shrining bench. After all, the contents are extremely attractively packaged.
And by that I do not mean my imagery or styling of the shoot but the actual man and his clothes on show. Plus, for once I am not playing with Stone Age material, but more recent stuff. I really need to work on the topicality of my shrining endeavours.
So, after I put the lid on Sir Guy, I was looking through my stash of tins and came across today’s beauty. After a bit of thinking (and based on looking at the images that I had already printed out for future shrining purposes) I had an idea who might fit into this tin.
Mystifying indeed. Some of you have already see the tin on Twitter and made a few good guesses (hello Sahra and Herba *waves*) but didn’t get the right answer. Disregard the ‘ouija’ and just think of the mystery and you might get to…
… a policeman on the watch.
(I tried a new camera set-up for the shrine shoots and was really pleased with the results, so here’s another one, just because I couldn’t decide which picture to use.)
Don’t you love that depth of field? Yes, I exclusively got my hands on DI Rowan Jackman’s woolly jumper for my shoot. He was reluctant to let go of it (as seen in the picture above, defensively holding on to his coat to prevent me from snatching his favourite chunky knit).
The pose, the style, the fantastic photo editing by photographer Dan Kennedy who took that shot on location while shooting the Their Lost Daughters ad for Audible, it all really made me catch my breath when I first saw the image. And yeah, no wonder. I mean, even the candles are sputtering in awe.
Incidentally you are also getting an insight into my photo set-up or rather the fairly haphazard styling of the shoot. Guylty, ever the pro… 😂 So much so that I couldn’t work out how to crop the two images that are the base of this gif, in exactly the same way so as to create the illusion of movement in the gif.
Ok, swooning and sputtering aside, there’s obviously also another side to the shrine. Here it comes.
Yeah, if anything, my latest shrining activities prove that I am not on the fence about RA anymore. Are you? (Excluding Helen from this question, who probably *is* on the Fens.)
gorillas Rowan Jackman in the myst, eh, mist. Because boy, does Jackman need to come alive on the screen! I haven’t written a review of Armitage’s narration of the Joy Ellis thriller yet because I listened to it on holiday and did not have time to apply myself to a thorough review, but just to say that I not only enjoyed the story, the characters in it, and the narration by Armitage, but I fully concur with both Ellis and RA that Jackman seems like a natural fit for Armitage. I loved the – slightly mysterious – DI and his efficient working relationship with DS Evans, but I’d like to *see* more of him. His (privileged?) back story, his house, his car, and of course his chunky jumpers. Thanks to the Audible interview and trailer I was able to imagine the setting in the deceivingly plain eeriness of the Fens, and Armitage did all the rest with his fabulous voice. Now add to that Armitage’s acting abilities and his – not inconsiderable – British handsomeness, and they could have a new TV ratings sensation on their hands. Do we need to start a “RA for Ro” campaign?
In any case, even if you don’t agree with my cursory assessment of Their Lost Daughters, I hazard the guess that you might approve of the fabulous Dan Kennedy shots I set in scene in this shrine. And whoever gets this RAPS in the end, could make it a shrine to RA only by removing the reference to the policeman – the words in the top part of the shrine are magnets and can be taken off. For further interactivity, just stroke the stubble.
Fangirl out 😵.