Monday, March 21, 2005
Update (26 March): 2 more inspired artworks below :)
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
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.