Cherry Potts contacted me after seeing my advert on the Arts Jobs listings page – which has turned out to be a great advert as I’ve had alot of interest from it.
Inspired by fairy tales, Cherry is a published author & editor at Arachne Press, the latest book is ‘Weird Lies.’
For the portrait Cherry brought along with her some of her works to hold. Who knew there were so many ways to hold a book. It wasn’t until near the end of the shoot I told Cherry to relax as we talked, so she put the pile of books into the most comfortable position, and I got the shot.
I really enjoyed meeting Ross and photographing him for the project. As a trained & professional dancer, I was keen to photograph Ross in some recognisable dance poses – hearing he studied ballet too I got him to dust off the shoes and dance tights for the shoot! My lack of technical terms came into play but Ross taught me a thing or two about dance positions.
I love his childhood photo too – almost looks like he wanted to be a dancer from an early age with that arm extension!
After seeing my tweets about the project, Alistair got in touch. Actor, model and dancer Alistair Frederick, was no stranger to the camera – after a coffee and chat about the project, work, theatre, travelling and even killer whales; we got to get some great shots!
The portrait I chose reflects Alistair’s personality & positive vibes.
Journalist and blogger @TerribleLadyGay saw a post of mine on the Arts Council job listings page and got in touch. She is also Arts Editor for ‘Vada Magazine’– an online LGBT magazine.
Naturally I asked TLG to pose with her trusty notepad she uses for notes and in meetings – this came in handy also, as afterwards we talked about the project for a feature on the arts page of Vada online.
Talking about the project made me think about how others perceive it and who would get most out of the concept.
Pete, from York, saw the project on Twitter and we talked about a photo. I knew of his love for yoga and thought it would make for a great photo – it did! After some stretching and different yoga positions, it turned out to be a simple but effective pose for the final portrait.
Most of the other portraits are from the waist up, so adding a full body in to the mix really helps give the project more diversity, aesthetically.
Local TV personality; Robert Gray, was very keen to take part in ‘Outcome.’ As someone who is ever the professional in front of the camera – and stage – he was great when it came to having his portrait taken.
Known also for being the owner of a lovely B&B in Greenwich (with it’s own episode on ‘The Hotel Inspector’) he came equipped with his kitchen apron and frying pan he uses to make the daily breakfast in.
The childhood photo of Robert’s is a favourite of mine. From a stack of options, we opted for this one – a young Robert sitting on the lap of Coco The Clown.
A second test shoot was needed, Myles Dobson, working in the media industry, model and host at the Adonis Cabaret Show, Myles was keen to have an Outcome portrait. We had been talking about photos for a while and now was the time to get together.
Posed in his Adonis vest top – which is alot more clothing than you would normally find at Adonis Cabaret! The muscly look Adonis Cabaret is known for, shows just how much Myles has grown up since early teens.