The next destination for my Dancing through Surrey project was Virginia Water Lake. This place is very close to my heart. It is linked to a lot of beautiful memories we share with my husband. From our first walks there, after we arrived in the UK in 2003, to the beautiful moments with our babies in all seasons. Over the last two years it became a perfect place for me to train for Surrey Half Marathon. When training ahead of this year’s start, I was constantly imagining different frames around the lake. Creating them in my head passing these beautiful landscapes made the runs easier and kept me very energised throughout the whole training. Having considered different photographic projects, I decided to settle for a shoot with a male dancer. I wanted to use the Roman Ruins as a backdrop followed by Cascades and a beautiful old tree nearby.
I love meeting with young people who have a passion for dance. One of them is Callan Dicker, who trains at Vanessa Golborn School of Dance.
He was keen to participate in my Virginia Water Project and agreed to meet for a shoot in March. I was hoping for a stunning winter morning light but unfortunately the sky was overcast with clouds. Well, at least it wasn’t raining! As we were heading towards our first spot, the Roman Ruins, Callan told me all about his love for the dance. He wants to become a professional dancer and I wish him best of luck in his career.
Hope you enjoy the end results.
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Excellent what a brilliant dancer and the photo shots are fantastic
Hello Mo, I am pleased you like the photos. Callan did an amazing job!