I’ve just put these up because I wanted to pin them in a mood board I’m creating on pinterest for a shoot. It’s so nice to be reminded of this trip.
We snuck in to Monet’s garden at dawn. We had applied for permission but it hadn’t come through, so we just rang the bell and the door opened! It was wonderful to be there alone. The light was just breaking, its burgeoning light revealing the myriad of colours. I was an assistant at the time, and these were taken on a tiny film camera between carrying John Glover’s equipment. We saw one gardener, and they nodded and went on their way. It was like being in a magic kingdom of flowers.