This shoot was based on Victorian ghost photography, where photographers would use spooky props or techniques like double exposure to tick people into thinking they had photographed spirits. This is something that I have found completely fascinating for a while now so I was happy to finally make some work about it.
It was also really fun to explore the dynamic between adult and child models, which was a completely new experience for Jennivi an I. Having little Ella on the shoot made everything even more fun, especially because she was so full of energy and star quality. Luckily our other model Laura, who is fast becoming my ultimate muse, was not at all upset about being outstayed by an eight year old.
Styling - Jennivi Jordan.
Models - Laura and Ella.
Jennivi and I submitted this shoot to Ballad Of… magazine's Little Book Of Horrors Issue, but sadly they didn't chose to publish it. That didn't stop us picking up some great goody-bags and a copy of The Ballad Of Petra Doe at the issue launch though: