LEICESTER VINTAGE PHOTO SHOOT
When I first saw Deirdre she was dressed in the brightest multi-coloured leggings I had ever seen, a velvet coat and sparkly headband crowning pin curls of beautiful red hair – WOW, what a woman I thought, and as soon as I could I made my way over to talk to her. We found a shared love of dance, art and all things vintage and soon started planning how we could work together to create some images just for the pure love of it!
A few months ago I spotted a beautiful vintage sewing machine hidden in a church choir vestry and instantly thought of the Madame Yevonde photograph of the girl sewing. I showed it to Deirdre and she loved it so we decided to use as the inspiration for our shoot. Deirdre’s treasure chest of vintage clothes provided the perfect wardrobe and I finally found a purpose for all the silk flowers I had been collecting! Several windows complete with a huge reflector provided the bright lighting I wanted which made the colours sing out!
Deirdre is a joy to work with and we have a few more ideas up our sleeves so watch this space!
Deirdre trained at the Royal Ballet School in London and runs the ‘Grace School of Dance’ in Leicester. Find out more about her school and available classes on her website : www.graceschoolofdance.co.uk
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