they’re in awe

two little girls posing with their ballroom heroes

I don’t normally process images to this extent, it’s not cost effective, but I wanted to make this look as magical as possible to the little girl in the picture.

I had been in the South Bank reviewing the 2011 Imagine Festival, part of which included Arlene Philips reading from her book Alana Dancing Star during which ballroom dancers came into the audience and danced. The younger girl was absolutely entranced with the dancers and while outside waiting to take some shots (it wasn’t possible to do so during the reading) I met her with her sister and mother so I asked if they’d like me to take a photograph of them.

In the end it was the only shot that Dance Today published.