I was blessed with the opportunity to shoot with this incredible model a couple of weeks back for my project on expression. Despite Ottilie not being from a background of dance she worked with all my direction beautifully and overall the shoot was a massive success.
So here it is … the dreaded final Year of University.
Yes.. I am stressed. However I am loving every moment of it.
I get to photograph whatever I feel inspired too but I also have to write about it…. 10,000 words. I know I have the confidence and determination to do it.. I just have to fight away the awful anxieties and worries along the way.
Throughout time, dance has evolved within culture and society as a means of entertainment. During the renaissance period social dancing reflected the values of society and became a form of release and escape during the Great Depression. Everything, inclusive of dance, adapts to the popular culture alike to how dance changed the way fashions were perceived within society. However, to what extent has this changed the way we view and capture fashion through advertisements and editorials? Additionally how does this display the fit body of a dancer as a good representation within todays modern society.
A similarity between Dance and Fashion is that they are both expressive of a persons individuality and character; Dance can portray emotion, whereas Fashion can create a personality. Despite their similarities, when combined, restrictions arise of how Dance can be truly reflected within a 2D photographic image. When the movement is frozen in this frame is the realism of Dance confined?
Looking back on my previous shoots and other inspiration i have some great ideas for new shoots this summer!
Recently I photographed Cardiff Fashion Show for the graduates of the Fashion Design course at the University of South Wales; PLATFFORM 14!
Here are a mixture of my behind the scenes shots of the MAC makeup artists and SEBASTIAN Professional hair teams working their magic on the beautiful models. I was then situated at the front of the catwalk to capture the show.
Recently I worked on a Live University project commissioned by Ally Capellino. Myself and my group created a set of images that took the British brand in a new, fresh direction whilst keeping its brand values and known aesthetic of natural, quality products.
Please click the link above to view Ally Capellino’s blog page where a selection of our images are posted. (The first three images) and also follow this link: http://ac1-raw.weebly.com for the rest of the project and complete final images.
Working with one men’s and one women’s AC bag from the SS14 collection, create a series of images and video focusing on the bag. Upcoming Spring theme ‘Greens and Nudes’ is your starting point or inspirational subject matter.’
Photographs I took today of the amazing and hilarious Eleesha Waldron, my best friend who is forever making me laugh.
These photographs are for my current university project on movement and contemporary dance. I focused on graphical lines and movement within this shoots; entirely processed in black and white.