Friday, 9 July 2010
Silence invades the breathing wood
As you may have guessed, this is part two of my latest behind-the-camera venture taking photos of the beautiful Emma. What you can't see in these shots is that in the latter two locations, it was raining. This meant some very inventive umbrella propping/ holding and imaginative camera angles had to be used! However Emma was a real star, patiently posing on a slippery fallen tree or in a very wet wood while I attempted not to get water on the lens.
However, the sun did make a cursory appearance in the morning just in time for meadow leaping through buttercups in the long floral dress - Emma had to jump a fair few times to get that first photo! Fortunately for photographic purposes, she's a ballet dancer, which I think is apparent in the way she holds herself.
This dress has already been featured on my blog. I lovingly nickname it my 'Erdem style dress' as the crazy pattern looks like a child's collage of cut out flowers. The little fifties satin shrug over the top used to be my mum's and the faux pearl necklace was a family member's.
I really enjoyed putting together the second outfit featured. I used this (charity shopped) long tartan skirt as a dress once before, way back in Autumn, but felt it needed another 'outing'! Here I layered it over a silk Savile Row blouse (the wonders of ebay!) and added a scarf my grandma gave me. The colours on it graduate very subtly from milky coffee on one side, to cappucino on the other. (It was definitely time for some more coffee references!) The boots (yes, again, I know!) are those old seventies favourites of both mine and Emma's, and the belt has a full length description below.
I wish I could have included a picture to show you the grand scale of this fallen tree, but alas they were all landscape style, which don't work as well with my blog format!
The third and final outfit was also the simplest. A very long vintage silk nightshirt (second hand - ebay again, I love that place!) cinched with a vintage seventies belt my paternal grandma gave me, to create a shirt dress. I wanted to contrast the white of the shirt/ dress with very gloomy lighting, so I suppose the rain helped there!
The five outfits featured over two posts has been my favourite shoot with Emma so far, and I hope this reflects in the images.
It was my last day of school today for this school year. (finally!) However, I don't officially go on holiday for another two weeks, as I now have 'work experience' (like two mini internships of a week each), which I am really looking forward to. However, it means I might be posting less frequently as I'll be very busy and/ or tired. I'll try my best though!
After those two weeks are finished then I can start on all the creative projects I have planned for the summer- a healthy dose of photography, lots of day trips, sewing, drawing, reading, daily coffee doses, indolent lounging around making moodboards, seeing friends, a music festival, sharing a marathon of classic movies, blog posting - well that goes without saying, and (weather permitting) at least one midnight picnic. I can't wait!