Solitaire the dancer

I am keen to do some new shoots but it is really important to reflect on what I have done in the past and where I am now.ย  I’m not doing these posts in any particular chronological order, just as I come across the pictures that I like and then I can order the posts in the date order that the pictures were shot.

Solitaire very kindly helped me out at the last minute on a shoot for a Channel 4 programme entitled “What Really Happened William and Harry” that was hosted by Jacques Perettiย  investigating how the Princes emerged as modern A-list celebrities.


We did the shoot at Bordello, luxurious lingerie and all things boudoiresque, on 8th December 2008 relating to a Prince Harry incident on 20th Octoberย  2004 when Prince Harry came out of the then Pangaea and hit a paparazzi photographer Chris Uncle. This was a more interesting contrast than looking like a steorotypical pap standing outside a club randomly flashing people leaving.

Three days earlier I did a shot with Sobriety and Glamour Kitten doing the styling that was the first time I had done my own creative shoot for far too long

The second shoot we did with Solitaire was 23rd March 2009 and this was another Ashby/Pycraft production and we shot these pictures in the flat upstairs, on the stairwell and on the roof of the apartment block where I live. I like this shot and the mellow natural lighting.


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2 thoughts on “Solitaire the dancer

  1. Charles..How do I say. Thanks for showing me so much. With these photos I dig them because they are not gloss gloss, not matt matt, in my opinion they are like semi gloss. I am not just talking about the shine but deeper . Right they way through the image. my favorite. I buy semi gloss when I can get it .

  2. Thanx Simon, glad you appreciate them..having papped artifice for a long time it is good to try and find a mid or reference point to what you like that is just an honest reflection of where you are at, whether that is dark or light, sad or happy…pretty ugly etc …i like the semi gloss idea…which books like Motel Fetish do well, moody….

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