* with apologies to Joni Mitchell (The Boho Dance)
Down in the cellar, in the boho zone,
I went looking for some sweet inspiration…
It’s Newcastle Fashion week. What began as a graduation show for students at the University of Northumbria has expanded in recent years to become a week-long series of events including catwalk shows at a variety of venues, industry expert speakers, and VIP events.
At the city’s “World Famous” Bananastudio, Eric Murphy and his team have been heavily involved, both from a photography perspective, shooting promotional materials and covering events, and through their associate business Boho, providing models for the events.
Despite the pressures of keeping on top of what must be one of their busiest weeks of the year, they still managed to host the Creative Talent Circle last night, a fortnightly opportunity to network with photographers, models and make up artists. Eric and co are always very welcoming to novice and pro alike (though the pro’s tend to get more abuse!). With three models each shooting in two outfits, there is plenty of opportunity to get good imagery, and though the evening was about fashion and therefore geared to full length shots, I couldn’t resist shooting some tighter images. Today then I’ll share some of those instead of my customary street shot.
The three models working last night were Abbey Bryce, Laura Richardson and a débutante called Lauren who had just signed with the agency. She worked hard and produced some good poses. Laura has an individual look that makes more close up work a must, and Abbey, a trained dancer, appeared to be the most at home in the fashion genre as well as possessing the ability to defy gravity!
Here is a slide show of some of my shots from last night, together with a larger portrait of Laura.
- The toon turns out for Tyne’s big fashion bash (guardian.co.uk)