This is the start of a new project for me, titled ‘Saturday Girls’. I want to create a series of portraits that capture that feeling of freedom that Saturdays can bring. The choice to wear whatever you like, and be whoever it is you really want to be. On the one day of the week, ( Sundays don’t count – no one is going to see you on a Sunday), for many of us, we are not bound by work clothes or school uniforms.
For a lot of young people and girls in particular. Saturday is about dressing up (or down), meeting up with your mates and going into town. To shop, if you have some money or to hang out. I have started to work on a series of portraits of girls and young women out and about on Saturdays. Free and easy and dressed how they want to be, being able to express their growing and developing identity, through their clothes, accessories and attitude.
This is Fen and Flo who I met last Saturday outside Primark ( a popular spot), in Bristol city centre. I particularly like how they have posed for the camera. It is very posed and self aware. These girls know what they are doing with their legs. For a while I tried to get my subjects to stand very plainly, but have learned that a picture gives more away if you allow someone to present themselves as they wish others to see them.