I am giving away one copy of my new book: A Summer of Nudes it contains 152 photos taken in the summer of 2013.
One lucky winner will be drawn from my hat and contacted after the closing date. I will post the book to anywhere in the world. Good luck! Love Rose xx
Queen of the castle
Self-portrait © Rose Valentina
This is one of my favourite photos from my new book: A Summer of Nudes
I came across this old moat and ruins at the end of my day in a nature reserve and I knew I had to take some photos. I clambered over brambles surrounding the moat and ended up with many cuts and scratches on my legs but I feel it was worth it. I even built up a little audience but no one could get across the moat so I guess I was queen of the castle!
My surprise is finally ready! I’m proud to announce my very first book: A Summer of Nudes. All of the self-portraits were taken in the summer of 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed being nude all summer and capturing it with photos. I also feel it helped me gain more confidence and Mother Nature gave me the courage to show my face. :)
I will treasure this book forever and look back on it with fond memories when I’m grey and old. I’d like to share it with all of you too so if anyone would like a copy, it’s available via Blurb
I have a 20% voucher code that can be used at the checkout too, valid until 24 February 2014. The code: SMALLORDERS
Thank you. I used to use a self-timer but early last year I bought a new camera which has a little remote. Although I always enjoyed the challenge of using a timer, having a remote makes the process a lot easier for me :)
Tree harp, self portrait
Reblogging my favourite photo from 2013. I love connecting with nature whilst in the nude and last summer I was lucky to do so on a regular basis. One of the reasons why I am so fond of this photo is the fact that the sun gave me its love that day. The heart shaped light on my thigh is real and has not been manipulated at all. When I have pointed it out to friends, they have loved this photo even more.
Anyway, I’ve just found a photo on my computer from last October with another heart shaped sunbeam on my body. I will post it soon so keep your eyes peeled! Thank you everyone for all your love and support. Lots of love Rose x
Self portrait, Rose Valentina
I’ve decided to reblog this photo from December 2012. My reason for doing this is that last year I was very ill and unable to travel home for the holidays. It meant that I was alone for Christmas in a country that doesn’t even celebrate it. During that time, I reflected a lot and felt very grateful for what I have.
This year I am fortunate to be home for Christmas but I am thinking of people who may be alone or homeless at this time. Sending my love and best wishes to everyone in the world. Lots of love, Rose xx