Back in March I did a photo-shoot for the magazine Inside Crochet. Now the issues that I feature in have been published, I thought I’d share with you a selection of my favourite images.
I know a crochet magazine doesn’t exactly sound rock n’ roll but then again, neither am I! I’ve worked with Inside Crochet once before and both shoots have been really enjoyable experiences. I’ve always been very pleased with the outcome, probably as the team make me feel so welcomed and relaxed, which really effects how I work.
I’m quite a self conscious individual and in person, however hard I try not to, I can come across as pretty quiet and awkward, but when I’m in front of the camera I feel most comfortable. I’m not sure why, you’d think a team of strangers examining my every move would make me freeze but when a camera is pointed at me it’s the only time I actually know how to move and act naturally.
It’s something I really enjoy but I don’t have ambitions of being a model. I toyed with the idea after I was scouted by Models1 and photographed by Rankin on Sky Arts as a teenager but swiftly wasn’t signed when the agents realised I wasn’t going to grow much taller! Rankin told me I could pursue a career in it despite the lack of height but the dark side of the modelling industry really put me off.
It took a thick skin as a fourteen year old to watch the Models1 agent’s face drop as she measured my hips, and instead of letting me know I’d been unsuccessful after the hype of scouting me, just went quiet. The experience “only” resulted in a few insecurities and nothing more serious but the idea of being told how my body should look is abhorrent. Instead, I enjoy being freelance, doing the odd friendly photo-shoot, and what’s better, using this blog as a platform for calling the shots and styling my own!
P.S I want the MUA’s cat.