#Repost @nilofido from our recent Grenfell Tower Charity Shoot
... photo and styling @nilofido
On Friday I took part at a charity shoot organised by maan studios... it was a very last minute affair, agreed on Wednesday morning to shoot on Friday at 2pm. I have to thank Sakura for taking part and buying into my crazy Idea, and thank Mark & Ann-Marie for organizing such a noble thing.
I would like to share the journey that I have taken to get inspired and to create a mood: thinking about the night of the fire, first thought goes obviously to the many lives lost, and the feeling of impotence arising for not been able to do anything, then a worse thought gets imprinted in front of my eyes of all the one left to pick up the pieces and live with aftermath ... and there aren't pieces to pick up, it is all left behind, poor souls left completely disrobed of all their life, I can't even start to imagine how it could be to run for your life and then to be left on the side of the road with just a pair of slippers, a dirty t-shirt, in yesterday's underwear.
I challenged myself to setup lightings, to dress and do the styling of model, get 3 images, and dismantle in just over one hour..... I wanted to feel the pressure, to hopefully get to transmit an emotion of bravery in spite of adversity, and a sense of hope, freedom and joy for the future. I wanted the colours of flames and joy of Notting Hill carnival, I wanted to make use of what could be just abandoned scraps and leftovers, so I went to buy some tulle fabric and a box of safety pins. On Friday in less than 15 minutes I chopped the fabric and pinned in a rough way on Sakura; it isn't picture perfect, who run from the tower didn't have time to search for "Valentino" a dress, next to no makeup and no hairstyling , they didn't even have the time to pick up the toothbrush, and in the same manner I only took a bunch of pictures on three poses with minimal reviewing.
Hope that the viewer will enjoy, and be inspired to spare a thought for all the souls of the Grenfell Tower.
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