Everyone loves to dress up!
At Striking Places there is nothing we love more than vivid, creative, and impressive fancy dress. From big hair to costumes that scare, our photography seizes those enchanting moments of fantasy.
Fancy dress definined in the Oxford English Dictionary as An unusual or amusing costume worn to a social event to make someone look like, for example, a famous person or well-known fictional character.
Most of the stunning photographs in this gallery were taken at fun events, birthday parties and summer festivals (Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Shambala & Wickham). Amongst these photos you can see a range of different styles we can adopt, from capturing the character to capturing the moment. Our photographers are constantly scoping the area for those special moments.
The photo of the two jokers, both fabulously painted faces are shown in all their macabre elegance as one of them shares eye contact with the lense. This chilling image compliments the costumes and serves to enhance them. In all of these photos, every colour is carefully used, as perfectly supported in the image of the witch doctor. The intense painted skin and the brilliant headdress contrasting with the monochrome background serves to create a story to go along with this invoking costume.
Not only can we capture those fleeting moments at fancy dress conventions, our photography studio can also capture your costumes in undisturbed elegance. This is shown in our image of the futuristic machine. The deep black background aids the light to shine off of the costumes most interesting aspects. The photographer designed this image with the purpose of truly highlighting its simple, eery beauty.
Interesting Fact 47: Fancy dress in Britain is said to originate from around 1850 with the trend of masked balls. Such events were created in attempts for young aristocracy to court those of their society.