12.10.11

Southern Retro - The collection


 In the summer I was fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a photographic project about folk who have chosen vintage as a lifestyle choice. Photographer Mat from Southern Retro came to my home to take some photographs that would go into a online gallery. You can read more about the visit itself in my previous post here.

Each subject in the project has a gallery of five portraits and a short biog. It's a very very interesting collection of people. Mat is a clever fellow and from a few well chosen questions I was required to answer (rather like an interview), he's put together a biog that I feel sums me up perfectly. Take a look for yourself by clicking here

I may have mentioned (several hundred times...) that Norwich is actually pretty over flowing with vintage fabulousness, so Mat actually had six subjects to photograph during his time here. All the pictures are super and it's rather a nice little 'hello from Norwich' having six vintage loving creatures documented.

So who are they? Well there's Gemma, aka Retro Chick and creator/editor of Vintage Norwich. Gemma is one of the U.K's top bloggers. Retro Chick is a vintage lifestyle blog, Vintage Norwich is the 'go-to' website for interesting vintage inspired happenings in Norwich.


Lucy writes Glamourologist, a blog about the history of beauty, is an actual proper historian (if there were awards for glamourous historians Lucy would scoop the lot) and like me also writes for Vintage Norwich.


Amy (AKA Flamingo Amy) is a very talented vintage hairstylist. Much in demand for her talent in recreating the most spectacular vintage inspired hair styles Amy works in both a Norwich and London. If you check out the website there is an appointment page, so you can see where Amy is and when.


Finally meet Karen and Graham. A husband and wife team who run  vintage events company Blue Skies vintage events, it's not just a love of vintage this pair have in common, they also share a passion for dancing. Both are self taught dancers and they are completely compelling to watch.



Do visit Mat's project Southern Retro, it's well worth sitting down with a cuppa or a tipple of something stronger and having a read through all the biogs that accompany the portraits. They are very honest pictures. Mat doesn't airbrush his subjects. It's all about real people with a real passion for vintage. It's an ongoing project so if you would like to discuss being involved then pop over to the website and contact Mat. I really hope you enjoy having a browse through the website and thank you once again to Mat *blows a big kiss*
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4 comments

  1. Bloody hell,Norwish certainly is bursting at the sames with gorgeous people!!XXX

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  2. I agree with Helga, Norwich is packed with beautiful people. You are all gorgeous and I knew that electric blue would look incredible on you.
    Gemma looks rather fabulous in emerald green, doesn't she? x

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  3. Nice round up of the project Kerry. It was such fun to do and is great to receive positive responses. Mat is a clever boy!

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  4. They're all such lovely pictures aren't they!

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