Day of the Dead Shoot

For this shoot we decided that because it was October we would focus on a festival around this time, so we chose the Day of the Dead festival.

I began by looking at how different countries represented it. The countries I looked at were India, Africa, Portugal and Egypt. Then when it came to choosing the models I picked people who were relevant to my research. Below are the best images from the shoot with the different nationalities.




These are the African inspired shots. Make up done by Louise Jones.








These are the Portuguese inspired shot.

Make up done by Louise Jones.







Here are the Indian inspired shots. Make up done by Louise Jones.







Here are the Egyptian inspired shots. Make up done by Louise Jones.

Golden Hour Shoot

This shoot was really¬†successful because it turned out exactly how I wanted it too. I decided to focus on the lighting which was the main concept for this shoot – “Golden Hour”. I wanted to go for a slightly different style to the usual field photo shoots by using some agricultural styling but add a bit of fashion to it.

Below are a few of the best shots.

Sunday Blues Test Shoot

This shoot was all about seeing where to do our final one, what models to use and what clothes to wear. However it didn’t really work out as expected. The natural light was all gone by the time the models were ready to shoot and the clothes didn’t have the right colour palette we were looking for. ¬†

Concept Boards – Day of the Dead

Below are my concept boards for the Day of the Dead shoot. I decided to research quite a lot into this because I wasn’t really sure which direction I should go into. For example, whether to stick to the original bright and bold normal day of the dead location or whether to keep it plain and simple and just focus on the different make up styles. Below are my make up and location boards.

Concept Boards – Sunday Blues

Here are my concept boards for our Sunday Blues shoot which focuses on intimacy and how when it gets to the winter months people begin staying in bed longer and wearing warmer clothes and wanting to spend more time with people in cosy environments. The first board represents the location I want to shoot in. The second relates to the clothes I want them to wear and the final one is for the models and lighting.

Antony Gormley Exhibition

Whilst in London, I visited the White Cube Gallery which had the Antony Gormley exhibition on. This mainly looked at space and how to use it and incorporate it into art. I found it an interesting exhibition to go and see because it made me actually think about what I was looking at and why he had done it like that.

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