Miss Havisham Shoot

25th April 2017
Ever since school I have always been intrigued by the Miss Havisham character in Charles Dicken's Great Expectations and have wanted to photograph a model in costume. My opportunity came when I discovered the dress worn by Jane Asher as Miss Havisham in the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage production of Great Expectations so I wasted no time in hiring the dress and casting for a model. In the end I booked 2 models to wear the dress, Sadie Rose Speight who would portray Miss Havisham before she grew old and Celine Tait (Lestrangemergoth) who gave me an alternative gothic look to the Dicken's character. The makeup artist Sabrina Tait did a fantastic job as always.
We shot in a working church, next to my studio, as the setting of Miss Havisham's jilting.
I managed to get some very atmospheric natural light images in the church, the images of Celine Tait cannot be shown yet as they are to be published in Gothesque magazine in July, in the meantime here are some of the images of Sadie.