There are many hidden places in Cambridge, Hobson’s Folly is one of them located right by the river Cam a short distance from the centre. We went there for a fairy tale inspired photoshoot early one morning. Matilda Wickham and Emma Blacklay-Piech had brought a set of props and dresses that fit the theme, including some dried flowers and a lighter. It is always fun to do a photoshoot with Matilda and Emma, we have a rough idea of what we want when we start, but then the storytelling takes on a life of its own. We even got some music specially made for us by Holly Musgrave and Matthew Nixon!
I forgot to turn my clock back
so when I got up none of them were there.
The air was lifted, a smudge of light trembling
just above the horizon.
I thought, I have been waiting my whole life
for this green, thin, teeming world,
a nimbus of insects hovering over the lawn,
the cries of damp, intelligible birds.
This was the new world.
I knew it would hurt,
like the re-setting of bone,
a surge of electricity starting the heart,
but that just made me want it more,
a break, an overthrow of cells.
Then they woke up.
But I’ve seen it now.
I’ve seen it.
Poem by Rebecca Tamás.
A special thank you to Holly Musgrave and Matthew Nixon for the music! Check out Holly’s Youtube channel for more!