This picture is part of a fashion editorial I shot on Wimbledon Common last spring. I grew up near the Common and still walk my dog there most mornings. Throughout the summer I watched the drought change lush greenery into a parched dry landscape and the pond to a small watering hole, as 2022 turned into the hottest year on record.
This year is predicted to be even hotter and Extinction Rebellion are joining with other organisations, movements and individuals in The Big One A super-sized peaceful protest (no glue or padlocks) demanding our government act now in tackling the climate emergency.
Meanwhile here is the rest of the fashion story. Ironically we used Photoshop to change the lush greenery to look more like the last days of summer. I don’t know if there are any fish in Rushmere pond. Ours was from Waitrose.
All the winners from the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron awards are featured in this month’s Fotonostrum magazine.
I was absolutely delighted to have my work chosen and be announced as the winner in three categories.
Huge thanks again to the judges for making their selections, and also to the talented team involved in the fashion image, and to Kate Morrissey and her son for their generosity of time whilst I created the documentary image.
Recently our government tried to take away our right to protest, but thousands of people and the House of Lords stood up to them and won! Did you know our government is now trying to introduce another bill!
If you value your right to protest please sign this Greenpeace petition calling on the Home Secretary to “…drop proposals in the Public Order Bill that have already been rejected by the people and Parliament, and to put an end to all attempts to suppress the fundamental right to protest.”
With massive thanks to this top team : fashion model Chloe Webb, fashion director Amanda Marcantonio, fashion assistant Corin Ripley, makeup artist Sally Kvalheim, digital operator Julie Stewart, lighting assistant Sujata Setia, producer Karina Diall at Hearst magazines, and Angela Evans-Hill at the Wimbledon Common Ranger’s Office. With special thanks to Sujata Setia for all the wonderful behind-the-scenes photography.
I have just been announced as a winner in the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron awards. This is hugely exciting and I am very grateful to the judging panel.
The JMC awards, an international photography competition for women photographers, take their name from one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century Julia Margaret Cameron recognising her pioneering contribution to photography.
Big shout out to the incredible team of creatives who worked on this fashion story with me, freely giving of their time and talent :
Talent : Kate Orr & family
Art director : Jo Bell
Fashion stylist : Sophie Kenningham @ Frank Agency
Makeup & Hair artist : Dina Catchpole @ Frank Agency
Photography Assistant : Julie Stewart
Thanks also to Victoria Gaiger, the founder & Creative Director at RakesProgress magazine, for featuring this work in her award-winning publication.
With the recent demise of the ‘traditional’ glossy magazine, I am grateful for independent publications like RakesProgress, and photography awards such as the JMC, as important spaces for photographers and other creatives to showcase personal projects.
Many thanks again for taking the time to look and read.
Big thanks to party hostess Manon Molenaar at Models1. Florals & ruffles styled for GH by fashion directorAmanda Marcantonio, assisted by Corin Ripley. Afternoon tea and party games were styled by interior stylistMichelle Lester. Perfect party makeup & hair by Ian McIntosh at Arlington Talent. Many thanks also to my Photo assistant Julie Stewart, and digital operator Mr.Mark Griffiths. We photographed at beautiful Stonewall Park through JJ Locations, and our shoot was produced by Karina Dial at Hearst.
What a joy to work with the lovely Lisa Snowdon again! I began photographing Lisa in the nineties for various brands and publications, and worked with her more recently here. You may know Lisa for her work in TV & radio presenting. She has also created the Get Lifted podcast encouraging conversations around self-care and the menopause.
Women can often feel invisible when they hit their fifties, and so clothing company Kaleidoscope created their #circa50 campaign to help address issues around ageism. To support this they chose to work with a creative team who also fitted their #circa50 criteria. It was really refreshing to work with a fashion brand who want to celebrate age “both in front of and behind the camera.”
This is Kate Orr wearing the grey dress, or as she calls it “the brown dress”.
“My lovely spotty brown dress caught my eye in Primark and became a staple item for castings back in the day. I seem to remember a few of us (models) had that dress at castings. Nobody minded, we all wore it differently. I kept my dress for about 10 years and wore it a lot. It was still good to go when I sent it to the charity shop. I have a few key items in my wardrobe that I have had for over 10 years, and I still wear today.”
We were the only passengers on this voyage, cruising through the calmest waters on the hottest day.
Many thanks to this wonderful team – models Cindy Robbins at Models1 and Nicola Griffin at Milk Model Management…
…makeup artist Nadira Persaud, hair artist Ian Mackintosh, fashion editor Wendy Rigg, fashion stylist Becky John, the fabulous team of Louise Robinson, Jasmine Perry & Gavin Shaw at Saga, and my super team Julie Stewart & Will Richards.
We sailed on into the night aboard the cruise ship Spirit of Adventure.
New fashion editorial starring Rosalinde at Linden Staub agency, London.
Photographed on location in the UK. We stayed at The White House, Camber Sands, a few strides away from the beach and dunes. We also photographed on the dunes at Greatstone with thanks to our friends at Demetrios Greek restaurant.
Many thanks as always to top team : fashion editor – Jo Atkinson, makeup & hair artist – Britte Dicke at Carol Hayes Management, digital operator – Mark Griffiths, runner & behind-the-scenes photography – Jessica Montchau-Farg, production – Karina Dial, Location – Beach Studios
Photography by Wendy Carrig (new website) represented by A&R Creative agency.
The continuing story of the grey dress. The same dress, a charity shop purchase, worn again, and again. I have been photographing this dress for ten years and I want to know more about it’s origin. I want to know #whomademyfabric and #whomademyclothes? If you have any advice on how I can achieve this, please message me. I would love to hear from you.
The continuing story of the grey dress. The same dress, a charity shop purchase, worn again and again. Refashioned by each of it’s different wearers. 100% cotton, but where was the cotton grown? How was it harvested? #Traceability I have been photographing the Grey Dress for ten years and now I want to know more about it’s origin. I am going to become detective and see how far back along the chain I can go in finding out #whomademyclothes?
Six of my images have been chosen for this ‘people’s choice’ exhibition – many, many thanks to everyone who liked and left comments. All 58 images created by 28 photographers can be viewed here from today until 21st January.
I am missing the teams that I work with, the small families of creatives that come together for a day, or days or sometimes weeks on end. The camaraderie that exists in the studio and on location where new photography is created and friendships are forged.
Missing you team AVON!
Talent – Lisa Washington at Premier Models + Alice Cornish at Elite London
Art Director – Jo Bell
Stylist – Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency
Stylist’s Assistants – Lily Austin & Amy
Hair Artist – Choccy at One Represents + Alex Price at Frank Agency
Makeup Artist – Dina at Frank Agency
Lighting Assistants – Julie Stewart & Maria Vainilavicute
Digital Operator – Gemma Gravett
Photographer – Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
Photographed at Big Sky Studios, London
I photographed Claudia Raba from a distance of two metres and through glass, but this was back in January, pre-lockdown and before government restrictions on social distancing. On reflection, this story now takes on new meaning. It also demonstrates that as photographers/creatives we will be able to draw upon our inventiveness to help us adapt to different ways of working when we finally emerge into the new normal.
Spring fashion starring Claudia Raba at Models1
Fashion Editor – Jo Atkinson assisted by Harriet Assal
Hair + makeup artist – Frances Prescott at S.Management
Producer – Fiona Andrews
Location – Fresh Locations
Digital Operator – Julie Stewart
Photographer’s Assistant + BTS photography – Maria Vainilaviciute