Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole

image of Lucky Day 2011 by Nikki Toole

Artist's statement

Lucky Day is a roller girl from the Victorian Roller Derby League. She is part of a new series of derby girls, inspired by 19th century military portraits. The sitter places themselves within the realm of the roller girl ready for battle. The war portrait does not only represent the sitter, but is also a historical marker of dress, culture and body armour from that era. The girls were photographed in natural daylight to replicate the conditions of a 19th century painting.