What’s Your Favourite Outfit to Dance In? - Anna-Rose McChesney
What’s Your Favourite Outfit to Dance In? by Anna Rose McChesney
Self published, 2022
An attempt to capture the mood of students desperate to go out and dance through a love of clothes, dancing and photography.
In March 2021, 172 young people participated in this photographic series. The project was born out of the excitement to dress up again. The COVID-19 pandemic was still taking its toll in Glasgow, and we were in our third lockdown. I was missing my dancing shoes, live music and art events, I saw this project as an opportunity to find the joy of performance and eccentricity that we had all been yearning for in lockdown. ‘What’s Your Favourite Outfit to Dance In?’ aims to capture the fashions and energies of the students in Glasgow. If people were missing dressing up and going out, they could drop me a line to be part of a unique project from the comfort of their own front doors.
Equipped with my camera and tripod, I would find compositions that worked for a still portrait. Momentum started to build and I started shooting friends of friends to complete strangers, curating a community of people in mourning for their nightlife