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Pippi Longstocking in the studio

studio photography sessions in Forest of Dean

22 months ago

World book day, a celebration of books, reading and the joy that they bring. My daughter, like me loves to read. She enjoys many authors, rereads her favourites and enjoys visits to the book shop. One of her all time favourite books is Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, a wonderful story of a girl, her monkey and horse and their many adventures. We have various copies of this book in the house but our favourite copy is a first edition illustrated by Lauren Child (we are big fans of Lauren's work!). Her illustrations really bring to life the wonderful adventures of Pippi and inspired a very special photo shoot a few years ago. It seems approriate to share these with you today on World Book Day.

 

inspiration for portrati session

The above illustrations by Lauren are the inspiration behind the following images.

 

Pippi portrait

 

Introducing Pippi

 

Pippi with Mr Nilsson

 

baking ginger snaps on the floor

 

pippi has coffe with the ladies

 

pippi has coffee with the ladies

 

Pirate pippi

pirate pippi