Cabaret

Here we have 54 year old Jo Richards as Sally Bowles played by Liza Minnelli  depicting a moment from the Mein Herr scene in Cabaret. Thank you to Pete the new manager of Ryders Club.on Coltman Street Hull for helping this to happen and to Nancy and Sharrell for their help styling Jo’s outfit.

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The Truman Show

Sara Owen got in touch with me about recreating the role of Laura Linney as Hannah Gill playing Meryl Burbank, Truman’s wife, a nurse at the local hospital in the Truman Show the  American satirical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir.
Since the show relies on product placement for revenue, Meryl regularly shows off various items she has recently “purchased”, one of the many oddities that makes Truman question his life.
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Dirty Dancing

Amy Burley contacted me about recreating a scene from Dirty Dancing with her husband James… it was a bit breezy but well worth the effort…

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Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American musical romance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach.

Originally a low-budget film by a new studio, Great American Films Limited Partnership, and with no major stars (except Broadway legend Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit. As of 2009, it has earned over $214 million worldwide. It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video, and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack created by Jimmy Ienner generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet

Star Wars 1977

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Here’s Rick Gilroy talking about the shoot for Star Wars 1977 which we shot at The Hull University Library with his friend and Snow Trooper Paul Rogers

I got in touch with Quentin to see if I could recreate some scenes from Star Wars, I had seen some of his earlier pictures of Jean Todd as Princess Leia and thought we could hopefully complement those photographs, I have always loved the science fiction genre and this would be a great opportunity to be photographed in what I consider to be an iconic costume from the film, a Storm trooper.

The film is very nostalgic for me as I remember going to see it at the Dorchester cinema down George Street in 1977 with my Dad and watching the film today takes me back to that time.

I choose the Brynmor Jones library at Hull University as a location as I felt it had a very futuristic look and the architecture of the building both internally and externally would provide an excellent backdrop to match certain scenes from the film. I also have to give credit to my mate Paul Rogers another super fan for joining me in the photo-shoot as a Snow trooper.

The timing of this project is perfect as the new Star Wars film comes out this week called Rouge One and is actually a prequel to the original 1977 film featuring again the white Storm troopers. The film follows the story of how the rebels acquired the plans for the Death Star which are then passed on to Princess Leia.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Quentin, Liz Heaney from Hull University and Les Drake, film maker for their help and assistance.