Casey Orr – Saturday Girl About Town - Pop Up Portrait Studio
Casey Orr – Saturday Girl About Town
Saturday Girl About Town is the award-winning pop-up portrait studio of international photographer Casey Orr.
In 2021/22 young women and all fashionable folk in Northern towns are invited to show off their style and be photographed.
The project explores fashion, identity, bodily self-expression, and the high streets and public spaces of towns across Northern England.
The project includes a creative programme designed with local input and knowledge by youth interns, educators, local creatives and local authorities.
The finished portraits will be part of an important national body of work developed across England between 2014 and 2024 with Open Eye Gallery.
Watergate Chester will be hosting the Pop Up Photography studio on March 12th where Casey and her team will be photographing members of the public.
This work will be exhibited at the gallery in May alongside a meet the Artist event.
A message from Casey:
" Winter is over ... Yeah it's still early February but I'm calling it! I am so ready for more light, more sunshine. Aren't we all ready to shed these layers, these coats and scarves, hibernating selves, ready to push through the cold Earth and start fresh? In this coming season we are collaborating with Watergate in Chester who are hosting the pop up portrait studio on March 12th in their (vaulted ceiling!) lower level gallery.
We will be photographing in the gallery and also onto the streets to mix with the passing folks, shopping and promenading, the architecture and ancient walkways of this Roman city. Saturday Girl About Town is about the public spaces of our towns and cities and the way these are reflected in our expressions of self. Every place I've been to is whole and distinct while sharing qualities of place and culture, the times we live in, economy and relationship to land (and sea). "