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Monday, February 18, 2013
A Norfolk photographer is celebrating after her work was published by one of the biggest fashion publications in the world.
Antonella Muscat took part in a photo shoot for the Norfolk-based charity, the Big C, at Caistor Hall, last spring and her favourite photo from the shoot was selected to feature in an online gallery on Italian Vogue’s website.
Miss Muscat said: “I took the photo during a shoot last May. I wanted to expand my portfolio and it was also used as publicity for the Big C.
“It was a very busy day and I was working with six models. To add some action to the photo, we made the model move around and her hair fell on her face and for me, that was what really made the photo.”
The 45-year-old, who lives in Great Yarmouth, said: “It was a big boost for my morale. I was very excited. It’s an acceptance of hard work.
“The dress was vintage and from the 70s. It was very much a princess dress. It’s an A-line dress with a high collar – it’s very simple.
Miss Muscat said she submitted the photo but did not expect it to be selected.
“I had no expectation,” she said. “The board that decides which photos to put on the website is the same editorial board which decided what goes in the magazine. I didn’t know it had been selected – I found out on Facebook. I logged on and there had been a big rush of activity on my page.”
The Maltese photographer, who specialises in portrait photography, moved to the UK with her 17-year-old son seven years ago.
The picture was one of several taken to help promote the Big C’s bridal floor.
The charity’s shop in Timberhill has a floor dedicated to wedding dresses, shoes and accessories.
Shop manager Theressa Webster said: “We are very excited to be featured in such a well-known publication and feel very privileged to have been recognised for the beauty and quality of our dresses.”
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