#3 Evoke forgotten eras
If you’re visiting any historic sites this summer, why not take along your camera for a spontaneous shoot? When Lisa Holloway (ljhollowayphotography.com) went on a road trip with her family she found the perfect location for some history-inspired portraits...
“Last summer my family and I ventured north to the wilderness of Montana to spend some valuable time in the great outdoors. One day we found ourselves in the ghost town of Bannack, a 19th-century gold mining town. I’ve always been fascinated by the history of the American west, and the dusty and eerie buildings immediately stirred my imagination and creativity. It was the perfect location for an impromptu shoot with my seven-year-old daughter, Octavia.
“I always travel with ‘picture’ clothes, so we grabbed a period-looking dress from the motorhome and set off to explore this amazing town.
“Walking into these decaying structures was like taking a step back in time. We found a hotel that had enormous windows in each room, so it was a lot of fun to find ways to utilise the light to create dramatic, haunting portraits. Octavia did an honourable job of portraying a young girl from that long-lost era. The shots were dreamlike and haunting, almost as if you were catching a glimpse of a ghost from the past.”