Moxie and Co | Urban Portraits Dumfries (Part 1)

It’s the first shoot for Urban Portraits Dumfries project – and an exciting challenge. Moxie, the Herald at the Stove, responded to my open call for volunteer models and enlisted her family of 5 to be photographed after hours when most of High Street shops were closed.

We had a phone consultation a couple of days previously and she told me that one of their favourite family pastimes was reading and promised to bring a mystery bag of props with her. I thought this was a great idea because it opened ways for the family to express their creativity and individuality. On my part, for this session I was interested in presenting Dumfries as a living breathing family-friendly urban space, a sort of informal living room.

Back to the mystery bags of props – Moxie and Co brought a stack of books and a toy plastic tea set with them. The girls wore bright red polka-dot dresses with trainers and Nova looked dashing in his striped jacket calling for a clean monochrome urban palette. Then the books… The stark black and white exterior of Waterstones Dumfries bookstore seemed a perfect location.

Urban family portrait outside Waterstones Dumfries

Urban family portrait outside Waterstones Dumfries

The scene is set

The scene is set

"A child that reads will bebecome an adult who thinks".

"A child that reads will bebecome an adult who thinks".

Roxie pulling her 'model' face

Roxie pulling her 'model' face

Someone decided to spice up the scene with a little dance

Someone decided to spice up the scene with a little dance

The hug

The hug

Meditation?

Meditation?

Tell me a secret...

Tell me a secret...

The youngest family member decided to join the fun

The youngest family member joined the fun

I’ll show you what happened later with Moxie and Co and their toy tea set in the upcoming post. If you want to receive more information about Urban Portraits Dumfries project and follow its progress please click the button below and subscribe.

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