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Cara-Lee is a Liverpool-based photographer who is inspired by fifties and sixties popular culture and style. Cara-Lee creates photo shoots out and about on location, looking at the world from her artistic perspective. Here Digger talk to Cara-Lee about her inspirations and her work.




Digger: Please tell us something of your background and the background to Flying Inside and your retro photo shoots.

Cara-Lee: I was brought up on the Isle of Lewis which is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The island has one college and no photography course. As soon as I was 18, I moved to Northampton in England to live with an aunt and study photography. My dad wasn't surprised as I cost him a fortune on throw-away cameras as a child! I got the odd jobs after college doing photo-processing and even worked as a studio photographer for a while. I created Flying Inside Pictures after moving to Liverpool in 2009. I call Liverpool my "spiritual home" as I have never lived anywhere that has inspired me so much. "Flying inside" is an expression I use when I'm happy and is also lyrics from a song. I thought this was fitting with my work as I'm heavily inspired visually by music. Music from The Doors, The Beatles, Oasis etc inspire me with my work. I forever dream of shooting 60's style icons like Liam Gallagher. My retro shoots came naturally to me. A successful published photographer and friend encouraged me with Flying Inside after my unique style was recognised by him.

Digger: Can you tell us what can people expect on your shoots?

Cara-Lee: They can expect their shoots to be taken passionately from an artistic perspective. I don't have a studio so do my shoots on location. I like it like this as I love finding places with atmosphere, character or something about it. The world is my studio.





Digger: Please tell us more about your fascination for and involvement with retro?

Cara-Lee: I'm a nostalgic person and my work reflects who I am quite a lot.

Digger: Why do you think that more generally retro, vintage and nostalgia is so increasingly popular with so many people these days?

Cara-Lee: I'm not much of a fashion follower so can't pretend to answer that! Maybe people like a bit of individuality. The good thing about buying a vintage dress is that it's usually a one-off that you're not going to find anywhere else. Therefore I believe you treasure it more. I can compare Flying Inside Pictures as a one-off photography service.

Digger: What do the fifties and sixties mean to you?

Cara-Lee: I adore the 50's and 60's. It's in my music collection, in my wardrobe and definitely in my photography style.

Digger: Who are your ‘typical’ customers, where are they coming from and what customer feedback/comments do you get?

Cara-Lee: My typical customers like something a bit quirky, retro, artistic.. I've shot all sorts from prestigious clients, bands, weddings, models.. Feedback always surprises me as it's been unbelievably kind and encouraging.

Digger: What would you say is special about the Flying Inside experience?







Cara-Lee: It's special because it's unique and created out of passion and passion alone. It's a bit off the wall.

Digger: What do people need to do to prepare for/before booking one of your shoots?

Cara-Lee: I will have an in depth conversation with anyone I'm booking a shoot with. I not only use my professional digital camera but I also use a 1960's 120 film camera. I like to mix things up.

Digger: What are the best and most enjoyable aspects of running Flying Inside and doing the shoots?

Cara-Lee: I lose all sense of time on photo-shoots. Lots of people don't do what they love and I say "do it". I am proud of creating something by myself and not neglecting my imagination.

Digger: What are your plans for Flying Inside in the future?

Cara-Lee: I have a lot of big dreams for Flying Inside Pictures. My retro photography far exceeds others who merely offer it as a by-service. The distinct style and look is something I hope "my kinda people" come to for their photography! Pictures live forever!


I love the sense of class you get from the fifties, the excitement and quirkiness of the sixties and a modern twist.

Come fly with me!.. Photographer/artist based in Penny Lane, available to travel throughout the UK.

www: flyinginsidepictures

t:  07580 757459







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