Saturday, 29 January 2011


As the shoot didn't turn out very well I had to make the most of post production ideas. I wanted this shoot to have a more photojournalism feel and thought black and white was most appropriate however to keep with my vintage ideas I wanted to give the idea the shoot was take on a lomo film camera. Although these images are alight I wanted to push the idea further so I plan to print the images onto acetate so I can expose them in the darkroom and then stencil quotes or relevant sayings onto the final pieces in a more fluorescent colour, probably pink. I would also like to stencil opposing words onto my other darkroom final pieces as a kind of contradictory feel. 


This shoot was an addition to my final shoot keeping with the faceless fashion idea but trying to incorporate a more emotional feel. Originally I planned to do a face in the crowd type idea but obviously tried to do the shoot on the wrong type of day as the weather was horrible and town was very quiet. I also forgot my tripod and as I don't have a flash gun yet we had some issues with lighting. I hate using the pop up flash as it usually over exposes the highlights and just generally doesn't light the image how you want to however on this shoot it was a debate about whether to underexpose the image and lighten up on photoshop afterwards or to use the flash so I tried a mixture. If I had my tripod with me I could have lengthened the shutter speed so the camera would take in more light however as I didn't we had the issue of camera shake. Although the lighting was dim, there are some images where I think it does create a nice effect as it reinforces the loneliness ideology. 

This long shoot type images were trying to get the idea of someone being watched or alone. I'm not too keen on the composition of these images however I do like the use of urban architecture so if I retook this shoot I would aim to find a similar location. 

I like this composition slightly more however I think lighting could add a lot more to the image. 

I really like the composition of this image, I think once its edited it will create the exact feeling that I want to portray.

I also really like the composition of these set of image and the lighting doesn't affect the image hardly at all.

* Relating Back To Research & Plan

I wanted to add an extra shoot to my final pieces and looking back on previous research I found these images really inspirational. I wanted to keep with the faceless fashion idea but incorporate more of an emotional feel to the images so I thought about loneliness, solitary and outcast as being some relatable ideas.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

* Henry Matisse

Matisse was a french artist known for his use of colour and his fluid, original draughtsmanship. I saw this drawing and thought how relevant it seems to my current concept of faceless fashion

Sunday, 16 January 2011



These are just a selection of images I have considered using for my final piece, still incorporating the faceless fashion theme.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


This was a very quick shoot using a tripod as I wanted to experiment with the faceless fashion idea on photoshop. I layered the damask pattern over the face to give the idea of a more fashionista approach, although it doesn't majorly suit this image I may experiment with this idea in future shoots.