The second Pole Exercise DVD will be arriving from the duplicators any day now, and I wanted to give you a quick preview of what’s coming – from the outside at least.
I spent a long time (rather too long!) working on the DVD cover. The picture comes from a nice photoshoot of Lucy taken by AJ. We wanted to project an image of pole dancing as sporty, athletic and sexy, but also welcoming and friendly. And we wanted a striking image too of course. And we feel that this photo gets pretty close to meeting these (perhaps contradictory :) requirements.
The Photoshopping, with its glows, light bursts and rainbow gradients, draws on a number of different styles, but particularly on the amazing work of James White and Chuck Anderson. I certainly wouldn’t want to compare what I’ve done to their oeuvres, but I’m very grateful for the inspiration.
As with DVD 1, we have long pole on the back. I think it’s a fun way to give a flavour of what’s inside and to show several moves and performers in one image… and without taking up too much horizontal space. All of these photos (and the others here and in the gallery) were taken by Caroline Derrick, who was on set throughout the DVD shoot.
The DVD face is a photo taken during Lucy’s routine. Each routine has a different theme and look, and it’s nice to be able to show off at least one of exciting costumes we used. And, at a practical level, the picture’s roughly square so it fills most of DVD face.
I wanted to include an image of all the instructors to show teaching side of the DVD, and we were lucky enough to have some great group shots of everyone clustered around a pole. Plus it’s certainly easier than piecing together performers from different shots to make a collage. :)
If you’d like to see some more pictures from the DVD 2 shoot, head over to the .