Golden Oldies / by charlotte macmillan

Time for a clearout.  I've been going through old photos and sorting them into 'good' and 'bad' folders..but however much I do this, I always end up lingering on the odd photo and questioning the decision I make. After all, there was always a good reason to hit that shutter button in the first place.

So when I was redoing my website, I was surprised to find that I had made some odd decisions on final edits. There were some original RAW files that had been relegated to the 'discard' or 'bad' folder, but a few years down the line I look at them again and think that they are actually very good. Perhaps one's taste develops as you mature, or that you now have the confidence to follow an idea you had way back when you thought you were being too 'gauche'.

I came across this studio shoot of Daniel Proietto I did about 6 years ago. At the time I was shooting a lot for the choreographer Russell Maliphant and Daniel had been dancing in his Afterlight series at Sadler's Wells Theatre. He wore this incredible sheer all-in-one which had diamantes all over it. It was designed by the amazing Stevie Stewart and I asked him to come to my studio and wear it.

I used a final image for my old site but this image, I love even more...

Daniel Proietto