The next step for my research has been to look at portrait photos from the Victorian era. The pictures are all very posed, as they would be an expensive and rare occasion. All the children are dressed in their Sunday best, so I will need to soften that for my piece. I love the quality and atmosphere these photos have.
These are some of my favourites:
I've also come across the photography of Lewis Carroll under the alias Charles Dodgson. These pictures have an eerie creepiness to them and have been seen as very controversial as he only photographed young girls. Some of them are really interesting in terms of dress and fit in really well with the feel me and B discussed for the film.