Monday, 31 October 2011

Victoria Baths - the return!

I am not sure where to start with this post! I am exhausted from the workshop on Saturday - but I did not want it to end....

Earlier this year I  organised a workshop for photographers at the amazing Victoria Baths in Manchester and I knew that I would have to go back again, it is such a special place and is being lovingly restored by volunteers . 

So I announced another date and was really pleased that people seemed to be as excited as I was to go back. I arranged amazing models, make up artists, borrowed clothes from the very talented designer and off we went!  

I want to thank a number of people who made the day possible,

Neil, and all the volunteers at Victoria Baths, for having the passion and the drive to bring this beautiful building back to life - head to the website and have a look.       Victoria Baths

To the amazing models, Zana, Kayleigh Jo, Jenny Brook and Flo, who worked so hard and made it very easy for the slightly nervous photographers in the group!

To the make up artists, Persis - who came at the last minute, Abi, Anghared and Victoria. Can I just say a very special thank you to Victoria, this was her very first job after finishing her training - talk about being thrown in at the deep end!!!

To Amy Saville - who is the very talented and lovely designer who gave us the fabulous clothes for the day - head over to her Facebook page and say Hi!          Amy Saville Bespoke dressmaking

To my long-suffering family who put up with my stress levels in the few days before any of the workshops, who know when to leave me alone , when to hug me and when to just put a very large glass of wine in my hand!

And finally...... yes this does feel like an acceptance speech at the Oscars, but bear with me! - I would like to say a huge thank you to all the photographers who came along, you are a talented bunch, your willingness to share always amazes and inspires me, and I will keep organising days like these for as long as you want me too , because I love seeing that lightbulb moment when you try something new, I love seeing people getting excited about photography, and of course I adore the fact that people bring cake - thanks Dawn - you can come again!

Here are some of my images from the day - click on them to see them bigger


I am off on a little trip tomorrow to check out a new location - so watch this space - and please leave a little comment if you like, its always lovely to know that you have stopped by 

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Anonymous said...

Totally amazing day, my sincere thanks to the models, the artists, Victoria Baths and my fellow photographers for being a constant source of inspiration. massive thanks of course to Jo who obviously puts in so much time and resources to make these days such a success, you're an inspiration to us all.

Thanks Nick

Tracy Edwards said...

Can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday, great location, superb models, talented MUAs a bunch of really nice photographers and the incomparable 'JR', without whom none of it would happen!! Jo, I've said it before, but your enthusiasm for all things photographic is infectious and you continue to inspire me to improve my image making. Can't wait for the next time! Tracy x

Sara Emanuel said...

A great day organised by Jo, a really lovely and talented lady. A really great group of people and thanks to the models and MUAs as well. Cant wait for the next one! :-D

Lisa said...

A brilliant day - thank you again, Jo, for all the organisation. Without events like these I may never have found my confidence!

Ian Han said...

Fantastic images Jo and what an amazing location to play in.

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