Leanne Surfleet X Yelena Buck
Our latest feature is a dreamy collaboration between photographic artist, Leanne Surfleet, and Lingerie Designer & Maker, Yelena Buck.
We’ve featured Leanne’s self portrait work many times before, so when she reached out to share her editorial work we knew straight away we had to publish it. Here Leanne tells us more about their collaboration.
“I've wanted to work with Yelena for a long time, I've admired her designs for years and when I moved to Norfolk a couple of years ago I realised she was from the same area. We met up and discussed working together and Yelena told me about new things she was working on.
She wanted to move more into making sustainable and organic pieces and we came up with the idea for a very natural shoot. Theres a great plant shop in Norfolk called Urban Jungle and they are very relaxed about having photoshoots there, the place is literally like a jungle, just green everywhere. Yelena organised working with two models which to me was quite scary as I don’t often work with anyone let alone two models and the designer!”
“We shot in March and it was only a week after we had lots of snow so it was pretty cold as the majority of Urban Jungle is housed in greenhouse style buildings and tunnels. It was such a relaxed and fun shoot, we played around and tried different things and for me it was so helpful to have the input of ideas and poses from the girls.
I shot on film and polaroids, if I'm shooting film for an editorial its always great to take polaroids as it gives the models and everyone else a feel of how the shoot is going, and its a great encouragement for them to see how I'm seeing things too. I'm so excited for these images to be released and to show more of my editorial work online.”