Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tiny Still Life Photography

I'm trying to create still life images which have been inspired by the street artist Slinkachu but also by my own project theme, Tourists = Money. 

The jumper worn by the 2nd little person is the same as the real version which can be seen in my fashion film and will be sold in a pop-up shop in Camden later in the year. 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tourists = Money Stop Motion Film

The theme of my Camden film is Tourists = Money, I wanted to convey this theme quite literally within my film. The purpose of my film is to aid the promotion of the clothes we will be selling in our pop-up shop, so I thought it is important to highlight the influences behind my film as well as the clothes.

The theme of money and tourism was reflected in my film through the use of coins, cameras, photographs, maps and having the models dressed as tourists. However there is an ironic tone to the film, although the models are dressed as tourists, their t-shirts contain slogans like ‘Welcome to fucking Camden’ and ‘Don’t ask me for directions, ok?’ The irony of the film continues by the map telling tourists that Camden is fantastic but this is contrasted by the reality of the London riots. I thought that it was important to show the contrast between the idyllic way London is portrayed and the reality of how it is. This extends into the opinions of the public who live in Camden and their attitude towards tourists.

I created my film using stop motion because I thought that this would reinforce the idea of tourists taking photos. When I originally settled on this theme I looked into how other people had created similar films. One film, which particularly influenced me, was on Youtube called ‘Stop Motion With Wolf and a Pig’. This film was created using a sequence filmed in stop motion and then shown using photographs in another stop motion. This use of photographs was something that I wanted to use in my film.

I wanted to use a split screen technique like the one seen in Kenzo’s pre-fall stop motion film, directed by Quentin Jones. This technique adds a whole new dimension to an otherwise basic stop motion film. 

As always, I would love to know what you think. 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Kenzo Stop Motion Film

A few weeks ago I posted the beginnings of a stop motion film I was making for uni. Whilst I was doing the research for the film, I came across this stop motion fashion film made by Kenzo which was directed by Quentin Jones. I love this film so much because it is unlike any other fashion film I've seen, it is bright, colourful and fun.
After weeks of painstakingly making my own stop motion film, I can't begin to imagine how long this one took to create!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Desperate Man

We were asked to take a self portrait in the style of an old master painting. I based mine on a classic painting which is a self portrait of the artist Gustave Courbet. 
As always, would love to know what you think. 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Too Close For Comfort

This photo shoot is a continuation from the last shoot I posted. The theme of this one is 'Too close for comfort'.
All the clothes are from the designer Jaggy Nettle. As always, I would love to know what you think of them. 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

It's Not About What It's About

It's official, uni has taken over my life. I don't think I've ever taken as many photos! I thought I'd share this little shoot I did today. The theme is, 
'It's not about what it's about. It's about what it can become.'
I wanted compositions which are a little too close for comfort and simple. 
I would love to know what you think of them.