Georgiana In Wang
Last weekend I once again had the pleasure of a couple of hours of shooting with my friend Georgiana, fashion blogger and wearer of stylish and unusual clothes. I knew it was going to be Wang so when Georgiana suggested the graffiti at the back of the Undercroft on the Southbank I agreed it would be a good place to start.
The Undercroft is a skateboard and BXM park where there are many ramp for jumping and grinding on. It has recently been saved from developers by huge public support for the resident skaters. There is always a crowd leaning on the railings surrounding the Undercroft watching the lads and occasional lassies practice their moves. Unusually on this day there wasn't much skating and biking. It seemed to have been turned over to the graffiti artists to lay a fresh set of art. The air was thick with aerosol fumes and the hiss of vibrant colour released onto the walls. I though perhaps photography might be a bit restricted as getting in the way of spray paint when you are wearing designed clothes probably isn't the best idea. However we found a quiet corner and got some shots in the bag.
After the Undercroft we moved on and found three other locations within a short distance. It's why I feel very lucky and thankful to have a place like London on my doorstep. The urban architecture provides a rich playground in which to photograph and there are very few places where I've been asked to move along and stop what I'm doing. A yellow staircase was another colourful complement to the blue Wang skirt Georgiana was wearing. A foot tunnel under Waterloo bridge provided a nice frame and silhouettes of people passing through the darkness outlined by the far exit added interest and lastly back to a place where we first took photos; the temporary red fort adjoined to the National Theatre while work goes on renovating. Scroll down to see more photos, also take a look at Georgianas own blog post using photos from our shoot at The Fashion Morning
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