Last year I attended the Photography Show and watched a talk by Tommy Reynolds who is a travel and portrait photographer. During the talk he discussed having creative blocks. He explained how when working as a full time photographer that sometimes we make no time to shoot for ourselves. Following this talk I made a commitment to myself that once a month I would do one personal shoot a month for me. Ok so as usual I didn’t quite stick to doing a shoot once a month, however I did manage to organize a photo-shoot with a gorgeous Ballet Dancer Molly.
I imagine that most ballet dancers only manage to images of them in studios or during shows, however I wanted to create something different and to showcase how amazing photography and dance can be with a little imagination.
I wanted this to be a gritty shoot ideally in a disused building. After a few months I finally found my location, Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington. This location was perfect for what I had in mind, with bare brick walls and the most amazing light that seeped through the roof creating fantastic shadows on the floor. I had already put a shout out for a ballet dancer and when Molly came forward I knew she would be perfect for the shoot.
To top it off I managed to arrange for my good friend Emma Golpys to video the shoot and grab some behind the scenes footage. Video to follow soon.
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