Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Fashion Photography

I enjoy flipping through fashion spreads of lifestyle magazines to check out the photography. While I'm hardly a lensman, I can still come up with some inspired visuals to illustrate my personal observations (at the same time cough up some crazy ideas) of fashion photography.

A) MODEL IN THE MOST UNLIKELY AND THOUGHT PROVOKING OF PLACES
In the illustration below, the model dons an outfit resembling a school uniform complete with a tie. I've placed her in a male toilet and given her cleaning duties (or punishment). The spotlight is on her and she wears this defiant or feisty look on her face. The idea is the model is not just modelling an outfit, there's also an attitude to it.

B) MODEL AT THE MOST ORDINARY LOCATION - FLOWER IN A WASTELAND
Some of the most striking fashion spreads feature a model strutting in a town of some third world country. Everyone in the location seem oblivious to the presence of the model. The model would often have 'the 1000 yard stare'. In the illustration below, I've placed the model with a bright outfit outside a dim public toilet. The old man collecting toll is oblivious to the presence of the model. The model stares intensely into something out of the frame. A stark contrast is achieved.


Keep that digital camera of yours handy. An opportunity may present itself for you to shine as a fashion photographer.

Well, you get the idea.

2 comments:

Jack Naka said...

Just thought i would say hi from Japan. Doing some blog surfing and found your site. Im looking for some cool styles of fashion clothes for my own blog. Theres some really amazing blogs about. if you have time check out my site you will find information on fashion clothes. Well when i get my blog running hope you come and check it out.

fsnow55 said...

Hello sookee (read in Hainanese), this is funny! Perhaps you can package it up and sell the idea to the Singapore TV (SBC? I don't live in Singapore now). This could be a hit series ... The Adventures of Brave Ah Lians.

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