Sunday, 10 October 2010

In the day of prosperity be joyful

I've been editing the fashion section of the weekly publication, Varsity, here in Cambridge this term, together with Jess and Pete. Now I walk to my college early on Friday mornings to pick up the just-printed paper copy, which are distributed all around the university. I love the newsprint quality of the pictures, and still get excited when I see people in the streets looking at my photographs.

I took these pictures on an incredibly bright, warm day up on the sports fields in Cambridge, after a lot of careful outfit planning and organisation in getting all of the models together for the afternoon. I'd been wanting to do a sports-themed shoot for a long time, so it felt really good to finally be transferring it from my head to a reality.

It was very funny to walk through the town with the five girls all dressed in matching socks and high-waisted shorts, and we attracted a lot of attention. Every time I looked through the lens at the girls I laughed, and we made jokes and messed around all afternoon while I took the pictures, which was exactly as I wanted it. We had to climb over the wall to get to the pool, which made it all even more silly than when we managed to persuade the Cambridge lacrosse team to pose around Emma and Zara, and we were all still laughing as it started to get cold and we walked back to pack up the clothes and go for milkshakes together.


  1. I've just discovered your blog and I have to let you know that I love your photographs!

    This shoot reminds me of the Cass Bird Sophomore lookbooks, love it.


  2. I really love the ginger girl.