We’re certainly not in Kansas!
Last month, I appeared as a guest post on Just Around The Riverbend which is owned by the lovely Nikki Louise – in this post, I talk about why I’m proud of Hull and the many things we have which makes us Hull. You can read more of the post here. It was a great opportunity to write about the City of Hull – a place I’ve grown up in all my life.
Then, just a couple of weeks ago, an amazing opportunity came up in the Hull Daily Mail where you can recreate a scene from a movie using Hull locations, as part of the Hullywood Icons Project. This was created by Lens Artist Quentin Budworth, who wanted the people from Hull to be anything they want – an example could be an elderly couple recreating the lift from Dirty Dancing.
After seeing this, I emailed him with a couple of ideas, but the one we decided to go with was The Wizard of Oz – an all time favorite of mine! Who would turn down the opportunity to be Dorothy? Not me!
So how did I achieve the look?
Time to put Pinterest to use! I looked at Dorothy’s looks and replicated;
- Her hair
- Her poses
- Scene possibilities… with a bit of a creative flair!
With these, I sent them to Quentin to see what he thought of it – spot on! Sometimes it can help with a visual aide to see what you want to achieve.
Next – the costume! Thanks to Amazon, not only did I find a standard Dorothy type dress… but I purchased the BEST shoes in the world! Slightly big for my little feet… but I am absolutely in love with them. I’ve always wanted my very own Dorothy shoes – I could justify going to work in these right?!
On the Day
Despite being hungover from the previous night – I literally jumped out of bed and started getting ready!
I met Quentin in the Black Boy Pub (while I was sheepishly putting the shoes on and slowly revealing my disguise – much to the punter’s shock!) and we walked around Old Town – this was perfect for getting the brick road, but also to get a shot of the City of Culture Building. We even got the bike in shot!
We took a few other shots from when the house lands in Oz and some more on the Docks – but this is by far the best photo! I absolutely love it 🙂
The final exhibition will be projected onto the buildings in the City Centre during the first week of January 2017 – what a way to kick the City of Culture vibe off! You can find out more of what’s going on for Hull 2017 here.