A STUDENT photographer who has assisted on photo shoots for Vogue magazine is looking for locations in Huddersfield for a unique exhibition.
Rachel Brown wants to capture the glamour and opulence of the area in a series of photographs for her forthcoming graduation exhibition.
The 22-year-old is looking for locations that show wealth, such as a home with a grand piano or a beautifully decorated old-fashioned hall.
Her ideal location would be something that resembles an old-fashioned dolls house.
The former Royds Hall High School pupil said: “I started photography when I was 14. I knew of a lot of girls who were so rich and lived in these amazing houses.
“As a young girl I was very aware of trying to fit in with my friends.
“But coming from a very working class upbringing I do not have much experience of locations of this perfect opulent nature. I am however very aware that they exist within the town.
“There are so many beautiful surroundings and I hope to find a real distinctive location for my photographs.”
Rachel has already secured a location for a swimming pool shoot, a hot-tub and a beautiful garden.
But she is looking for a grand and opulent indoor location.
Her photographs recreate the old-fashioned cinematic look, with her young sister and cousins, aged 11 and 12, modelling.
“I need several more locations, for example rooms that are beautifully decorated that may have a grand piano, anything that shows perfection and wealth – it doesn’t necessarily need to be a large room,” she added.
“I want something that looks like a real-life dolls house, or has that feel about it.
“It will just be me, my camera, a light and models.”
Rachel would need the location for around three hours at a pre-arranged date over the coming month.
In return, she will handprint one of the images, which is expected to sell for £1,000 at her exhibition, to give to the owner of the property.
Rachel is a former Examiner Junior Journalist of the year, winning it in 1999 when she was 14.
She attended Greenhead College, Huddersfield, and Batley School of Art and Design before she went to London College of Communication where she is studying for a photography degree.
She has assisted photographers working for Nike and Vogue and secured exclusive pictures of indie band the Arctic Monkeys.
“It’s not as glamorous as people would think, it’s actually quite hard work,” she added.
“But it is fun and I am really enjoying it.”
Once she graduates, she hopes to showcase her exhibition at the Huddersfield Art Gallery, sponsored by Bradley-based Leach Colour.
If you can help Rachel or offer her a suitable location e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rachel-brown.com