The 'Carnivale' dress photographed at the fair.
These photographs were taken in 2017. The fair was in town, and I always grabbed and dress and a camera to go out and play with the lights. Its juxtaposed in the medieval town square of Wells, metres from the grandeur of the Cathedral. The contrast is felt physically as the base music rattles all the historically thin windows and a ride narrowly misses a listed rooftop.
I love the sensory overload of the fair, the neon's, the signage and the smell of hot greasy chips and candyfloss. Gawdy trash is the beauty of the design and everything looks pretty lit by the fairground.
The Carnivale dress is my love of sequins. A classic ballerina length gown with a hand draped, tightly fitted bodice and a full voluminous bell skirt in silver sequinned tulle. All sequins come to life in the dark, and lit by the fairground makes it that little more magic.
The photos were inspired by Vivien Maers 1950s street photograph of a girl in a white dress.
Photographs: Christopher King
Edited by Alexandra King