Here's some new work I'm very pleased to show off. I spent an afternoon shooting portraits with Antonia whom I'd worked with previously, photographing a few promo images for the FUZE event fundraiser.
The aesthetic beauty of ballet is like a magnet for photographers. Although it's something I've been wanting to photograph for a while, it was tricky coming up with ideas for images that are different from all the other very pretty staged ballet images out there.
I thought it might be fun to play on the refined and delicate nature of ballet, switching between quieter poised pics to loud and brash images, changing the light set-ups accordingly.
Whilst it's nice to have a consistent style it is sometimes tricky to mix it up and produce images outside of the go-to comfort zone. I'm really pleased with this set, helped by Antonia's striking appearance. The quieter studio shots look very celestial whilst the garish images are a bit of fun and something different for the portfolio.