This was the fourth Cambridge Ballerina Project shoot in a week, all queued up waiting for the weather to improve. Zoe was also in this year’s show, and has a twin sister Gabrielle visiting from New Zealand. Both are equally well-trained ballet dancers, so a twin shoot presented great opportunities for symmetric poses.
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Yi Yi is another dancer new to the Cambridge University Ballet Club, whose abilities shone in the show this year. As with Ana‘s shoot, the weather and exams prevented our shooting together until the day before she left Cambridge for the summer. Luckily, after weeks of rain and cold, the weather suddenly warmed up, so we arranged a dawn shoot so we could shoot in town without anybody about. Towards the end of the shoot at 7am, someone cycled up to us and asked if we were taking photos for the Cambridge Ballerina Project, and said he was a fan of the Project :)
As with Kizzie’s shoot, the first photo below was taken with my iPhone and processed with Instagram.
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Kizzie is the new president of the Cambridge University Ballet Club, and while that doesn’t automatically lead to a Cambridge Ballerina Project shoot (Lara, Hanna and Helen have all been on the committee), Kizzie did shine in this year’s show. She’s a student at Robinson College, one which I had not yet photographed for the Project, and it is almost entirely made up of red bricks, making for some very strong photos.
This first photo was taken on my iPhone and processed with Snapseed and Instagram, as the photo of the day for my #366project. It managed to bring out dramatic detail in the sky, as well as being much quicker and easier to create than my usual DSLR – Lightroom workflow. Most of the rest of the photos below were post-post-processed with Instagram, as I’m a big fan of the square format as well as the colour-processing.
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I noticed Ana at the barre during a ballet class taken by Glory, and was keen to arrange a shoot with her. Weather and availability conspired against us, so we ended up having to shoot on the day before Ana’s last exam, in windy overcast conditions. Not that you’d notice from Ana’s composure.
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My second shoot with Tamrin, for all of the reasons that I stated last time, she’s just a great model to photograph! As the weather was so sunny, we headed out to some nearby lakes to catch the golden light of magic hour.
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I photographed Claire in the very first shoot of the Cambridge Ballerina Project two years ago. After months of cold and rain, the Summer finally reached Cambridge, so it’s fitting that Claire was the first shoot of this summer too.
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I first met Amber at an open studio day, where we had a short shoot together. Since then, she’s been shooting lots more, and getting more impressive results, so she was keen to come back for a proper shoot.
Lara is president of the CU Ballet club this year, and produced the annual ballet show, Cinderella. As she is a student at Girton college, it was an obvious choice of location for our shoot.
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In a relatively rare event, Venus and Jupiter were both very visible and close to each other in the evening sky, with the Moon passing between them. Cambridge was blessed with clear skies throughout this period, so I was able to photograph the progress of the Moon relative to the two planets, across three nights.
Venus is above Jupiter in these photos, which were taken at Castle Mound, Murray Edwards College, and Senate House.
A second photoshoot with Suzie, this year’s lead dancer in the Cambridge University Ballet show. The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny given the cold winter, so we headed out to a bright urban location, Cambridge’s new West Cambridge site.