The Oxford Conference of Corsetry is a dream to photograph for a lingerie lover like me. A conference run by corsetieres for corsetieres, the event is truly one of a kind with makers, enthusiasts and designers travelling from all over the world to attend a weekend full of workshops, friendly networking, talks & photoshoots, with models to showcase corsets brought to the conference. It’s a great pleasure to be invited to be a conference photographer in events in 2015 and 2017 and to have been invited there again this year.
As a part of the conference, the designer’s book in for a photoshoot with invited photographers, along with some of the leading models from the industry, to show off their works of art. Working with around 10-15 designers in a day – and in and the stunning surroundings of Jesus College at Oxford University – we work to create images that shine the best light on some truly unique pieces from world-renowned designs who make the pilgrimage from all corners of the world to attend.
It’s no surprise to you that I love photographing lingerie and corsets, as I photograph for The Underpinnings Museum; an online museum dedicated to historical lingerie and corsets, with some pieces dating back to the 1700s. Seeing the detail in stitching, beading or embellishments to a corset is wonderful as well as the shape each creates when worn. What a way to indulge my love of all thing’s lingerie!
I’ll be updating with new images from Oxford Conference of Corsetry 2019 soon. It was a wonderful event yet again – and such a dream to see such incredible handcrafted corsetry up close. But for now, here’s a selection of images from previous years to whet your appetite!
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