Wednesday, 6 October 2010

* Twiggy

Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) is an English model, actress, and singer, now also know as Twiggy Lawson. At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model. She was known for her androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, and thin build. In 1966, she was named the “The Face of 1966” by the Daily Express. She is such an iconic figure from the 60s that it would be impossible not to include her in my 60s research, her fame spread worldwide and she features regularly in magazines such as Vogue and The Tatler. The majority of her images and shoots are very simplistic and minimalistic because she has such a striking face (she has the most amazing eyes ever!) In my own work i would like to work similar compositions, very straight symmetrical head and should portraiture shots but then i would like to take them into the dark room and experiment with various alternative techniques for example cyanotyping. I also would like to digitally experiment too, or mix the two categories of processes together such as scanning the film images onto photoshop and creating multiple layers and collages. 

I really love the natural-ness of this image and definitely would like to try taking some cycling shots aswell as maybe tea parties or swings? A kind of youthful shoot which has the feeling of belong to our parents and grandparents generations. 

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