All That Glitters…

…Is probably our favourite FOTO-CLUB model Emilie Walt and her equally sparkly accomplice at this week’s “Showgirl” themed group shoot at Strangetown Studio.

Professional dancer (and our most-photographed model) Emilie will be bringing some welcome seasonal sparkle to the studio and there’s still a couple of spaces if you feel like braving the arctic conditions to get here.

“Urban Ballet” Comes Home

The FOTO-CLUBUrban Ballet” shoot seems to have become something of an annual institution and happily, this year we’re continuing the tradition. However, we finally have our OWN perfect venue for this shoot – the new Strangetown studio and the many stairwells and corridors around¬†the Telsen building.

As usual, the main dancer/model is the wonderful Emilie Walt, my “go to” model for dance-themed shoots, and Penny (a friend of Emilie’s). There are still a couple of spaces so get in touch if you fancy joining us.

URBAN BALLET 2017

Robyn Stainrod

Just to prove that size doesn’t matter, I somehow managed to put on a dance-themed session as part of the “Portfolio Booster II” course. Planned when I was still in the previous, much larger, studio, it was touch and go whether I’d pull the plug and go for something “safe” and small-studio-friendly instead. But no, two highly energetic dancers and a full group of around 8 photographers all managed to cram into the li’l Alto Studio and still pull off some cracking images.

I previously pasted some images of the male half of the evening’s dancing partnership, Nathan Lafayette, and so this time it’s the turn of the equally talented Robyn Stainrod. Here she is, doing what she does best…

Nathan Sebastian Lafayette

When I was looking for models for a dance shoot a year or so ago, fellow photographer Richard Battye suggested I contact dancer Nathan Sebastian Lafayette. I did. He was brilliant.

So I booked him again last week for the fourth of five of the “Portfolio Booster II” workshops. I’d considered cancelling this shoot because we’re now working in a much smaller studio and the prospect of a dance shoot on paper backgrounds in a relatively low-ceilinged room didn’t seem terribly feasible. But I was wrong. Nathan and his colleague Robyn (more about Robyn in future posts) really made the space work. We were all rewarded with some cool images.