LONDON IN CRISIS AFTER WAVE OF DISASTERS AND TERRORIST ATTACKS: VEHICLES ARE THE TERRORIST’S WEAPON OF CHOICE

London, one of Europe’s great cities, is in the midst of the sort of crisis not seen since the 7/7 bombings in 2005. Back in March, Islamic terrorist Khalid Masood killed four people and injured 50 others when he drove a car at high speed into pedestrians walking on Westminster bridge near the Houses of Parliament. In that attack, unarmed police officer Keith Palmer was stabbed to death. Masood was shot by police officers.

On June 3, eight people were killed and scores more injured after a van containing three Islamic terrorists smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge. As reported in the Guardian, the terrorists attacked passersby with knives before making their way to the nearby Borough Market area, where they were shot by armed police officers.

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Rock Band Urges Calm After Grenfell Tower Survivors Storm Kensington Town Hall In London

As reported earlier today in the Inquisitr, tensions have been running high in London as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, which has killed at least 30 people. The Metropolitan Police announced that over 70 people are still missing, and said that it is unlikely that there will be any more survivors.

Residents of Grenfell Tower are increasingly angry at Theresa May’s government, and the company who managed the building. It has been feared that a protest march in London this evening could spark civil unrest, and even riots, but it appears that protesters have stormed Kensington Town Hall, demanding justice for the Grenfell Tower residents. The Independent says that hundreds of protesters are carrying a list of demands that they say the authorities must meet.

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Fantasy Photography Trip To The South Of France

A few weeks ago I saw a casting from one of my favourite UK models advertising a photography trip to Chateau Goudourville in the South of France from 1 – 8 July 2017.  The trip is being organised by Sophie Merlo Photography, based in Bristol. And full details of costs are on the events website.
The location is in a fantasy location, an authentic 11th century Castle that was redesigned during the Renaissance, and welcomed Pope Clement V, King Henry the 4th and Queen Catherine de Médicis.
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The trip includes shoot time with no less than four of the UK’s top models.  I have already worked with Sinopa Rin, and all three of the other models were on my “must work with” list for 2017.  Jezebelle, Helen Diaz and Volkova are superb and very popular models.  All four models are highly skilled, and they are experienced at working with everyone from novice to top professional photographers.
All four models are top professionals, they can help you with lighting and they really know how to help any photographer to get the best images possible.  Sinopa Rin works to lingerie level, and all three of the other models work to nude levels.  Photographer numbers on the trip are being kept small to ensure that you have plenty of shoot time with the “house” models.  Photographers are also invited to bring their own models at a subsidised rate, if they so wish.  The trip may also be attractive to aspiring models who would like to have the opportunity to work with some great photographers, creating unique images that will be a boost to any portfolio.
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Experienced photographers on the trip (including myself) will be on hand to help with lighting and advice should you need it.  If you need a little boost with your editing skills, bring your laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed.
Do check out some of the models work by clicking this link.
As if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, Sophie has booked a very skilled stylist, Tabitha Boydell, for the duration of the trip.  Tabitha has created a range of fabulous outfits for the models, this will allow all the photographers to capture totally unique images.
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This area in France is famous for its fields of sunflowers that should be in bloom when we are there (this is seasonally dependent). A real artists’ paradise.

Lovers of authentic castles will be enchanted by this old medieval fortress which over time has transformed into a warm and welcoming castle. Its crowning glories are many: the Guards Room, its cosy chapel, its charming guestrooms where numerous illustrious visitors have rested their heads, its Courtyard of Honour where Henry IV planted the flags of his defeated enemies…

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Erected on the last foothills of Quercy (1 hour from Toulouse, 1 hour and half from Bordeaux, 5 hour from Paris by train) in an emerald spanning 25 hectares.

* luxurious rooms
* dungeon
* chapel
* swimming pool and pool house
* private grounds
* free wifi
* tennis court

This will be the shoot location plus also where photographers and models are staying during the trip.

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I have nothing to do with the organisation of this trip, I am attending as a photographer and taking my wife along for a holiday.  Flights to Toulouse are available from many UK regional airpots, and very reasonably priced on Easy Jet.  Flights are not included in the cost of the trip.

Any interested photographer or model should contact Sophie direct on her email address at sophiemerlo@gmx.com

 

 

CHARLOTTE FLAIR PHOTO LEAK UPDATE: ARE HACKERS TRYING TO EXTORT MONEY OR DAMAGE THE WWE BRAND?

Anyone with a passing interest in WWE wrestling or celebrity culture will know by now that WWE superstar Charlotte Flair has become the latest victim of phone hacking. As reported in the Inquisitr yesterday, nude pictures of Flair were circulated on the internet last week, reportedly as a result of her cell phone being hacked. Charlotte has confirmed that the pictures are hers, and asked for them to be removed from the internet. The photographs in question show Flair posing naked in front of a mirror whilst taking selfies on her cell phone.

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WWE SMACKDOWN: AJ STYLES, CHRIS JERICHO AND SAMI ZAYN LATEST PLANS REVEALED

This week’s WWE SmackDown Live saw some pretty major plans revealed for AJ Styles and Chris Jericho, but sadly for Sami Zayn, it seems that he will continue to be cast as the WWE’s favorite fall guy. Let’s kick off our round up with Sami Zayn. When Zayn moved from Monday Night Raw to SmackDown Live in the post-WrestleMania“superstar shakeup,” the WWE universe would have been expecting Zayn’s career to receive a boost.

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WWE NEWS AND RUMORS: WHAT NOW FOR ROMAN REIGNS AFTER HIS ‘PAYBACK’ DESTRUCTION BY BRAUN STROWMAN?

WWE star Roman Reigns has been largely absent from the wrestling ring since he ended The Undertaker’s career at WrestleMania 33. That’s not to say that Reigns has been absent from WWE TV, as previously reported in the Inquisitr, Reigns suffered a beating at the hands of Braun Strowman, on Monday Night Raw a couple of weeks back. The “Monster Amongst Men” attacked Reigns during an interview, in a segment that saw Strowman overturn an ambulance with Reigns inside.

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NEW ALBUM ‘STRENGTH OF A WOMAN’ SETS MARY J. BLIGE FREE FROM DRUGS, DIVORCE AND HER CHEATING PROTÉGÉ

Soul singer Mary J. Blige is back with a new 2017 album Strength Of A Woman. Released on April 28, Strength Of A Woman is a powerful and emotional record that deals with hard hitting topics, and it is Blige’s first releases since 2014’s The London Sessions. According to Vulture, Strength Of A Woman is essentially Mary J. Blige’s “divorce record.”

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