I love to photograph dance, there’s just something special about the drama, elegance and passion of it that is so exciting to capture.

I’ve been wanting to try dance flour photography since seeing some images in a random Google search a while back.  I enlisted the help of my friend Katie, a teacher at a local dance school, she was really excited about the idea and I started planning how to do the shoot and what sort of images I hoped we could create together.

It was going to be incredibly messy; I’d read stories of it taking five hours to clean up!  My home wasn’t an option, so I decided to experiment outdoors, with calamitous if rather hilarious results – one big gust of wind and my whole set was blown over and everything, including myself covered in flour!  Hiring a hall was the only option and it gave me all the space I needed to control the shoot – and the mess!

One Saturday morning, with the help of my fabulous assistant, Lara, my talented model, Katie and eight kilos of flour, we got creative and messy in equal measure.  We had a lot of fun and created something completely different from anything I’ve tried before.

Behind the scenes

‘BTS’ (photo credit: Lara Harrold)

“Let’s chuck some flour around and see what happens!”




Want to come along and have a go?

I am holding a ‘Dancing with flour’ mini session on 15 July in Wymondham.  There is limited availability, so please book early to avoid disappointment – first come, first served.  These mini sessions are suitable for dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters or anyone who loves to move and you must be aged 5 or over.

The mini sessions cost £75, this includes your photoshoot and 2 digital images with full printing rights.  To book or for more information contact:  info@trishthompsonphotography.com

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