Hip To Be Square!
So super excited about the launch of my new pop-up 'Hip To Be Square' portrait studio sessions!! Launching this Sunday May 14th 2017!!!
Taking place in interesting and inspiring venues around the UK, my first one kicks off in my current home town of Market Harborough, in rural Leicestershire. The location that I have chosen for my launch is in the historic building of Harborough Theatre
'Harborough Theatre stands in Church Square, adjacent to the magnificent parish church, Saint Dionysius, and the Old Grammar School – one of only a few remaining ancient buildings standing on massive legs. There have been buildings on the theatre site for centuries, including The Green Dragon, an old inn with a dodgy reputation and, allegedly, the ghost of a murdered patron, which still haunts the theatre.
It is appropriate that this building is the home of make-believe. Although it looks like an old merchant’s house from the Elizabethan period, with stone walls, mullioned windows, leaded lights and stout oak doors, it was, in fact, only constructed in 1935 as a cycle-shed and store for the local corset factory! The Managing Director’s office looked out into Church Square, he insisted that the building be designed to resemble an old town-house to disguise its rather mundane purpose and to provide an attractive frontage in this pleasant square. An early example of “heritage architecture”.
Sourced from Harborough Theatre Website
A perfect and creative backdrop for my photography!!!
Hip To Be Square is a unique portrait session for tots to teens to adults, with contemporary and modern backdrops, creating a fresh new look - presented in a square format - reminiscent of the traditional Fashion Photography square format negatives of the Mamiya 6 (6 x 6) medium format camera - which is what I cut my fashion photography teeth on, many moons ago!!
Strong and competent portrait lighting is coupled with a simple head and shoulders pose, which allows me to capture your child's true portrait.
Come and visit and see for yourself!!
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