i have recently collected the remains of a deer which has been decomposing naturally around 6 months from a wonderfully generous photographer who helped me retriever her
there is a notable amount of damage and and scavenging, unfortunately some fracturing to the side of the cheek bone on the skull and front of the mandible where they join and almost no ribs that are undamaged . The pelvis is unfortunately also broken but i think i managed to pick up the piece broken off and could repair-
despite this she is in lovely keep and i have a large selection of pieces to work with - i ill be cleaning the skull to add to my collection and the remaining pieces will be made into various accessories including hairpieces and jewellery-
i will be making the pelvis into a headdress which will be styled in a tribal shaman mori nude shoot on the same property it was found
had a great time trekking down to find her - we fond a tortoise (live) which we played with a little and put to the side out of the way so he wouldn't get stepped on -- sooo cute
and he has made a stick a sculpture which while he was showing me Rhys saw more deer . very cool place , i did pick up a hitchhiker in the form of a leech which wasn't too big a deal except i had a reaction (similar to mosquito) and the bite was quite itchy , i imagine reacting to the enzymes in the anticoagulant , but it also wouldn't stop bleeding for about 2 hours never seen so much blood come from a near invisible hole ..
totally worth it
keep an eye out in a few months when i have cleaned up the bones .
Any WA photographers interested i will be travelling to Perth November 20th-29th
please feel free to contact me for any questions and rates