“Being in such close proximity to other courses has been great and I’ve met many amazing people in my last year that I had the chance to collaborate and connect with; it really made the university feel like a small creative community.”
My work spans from photography and graphic design to art direction.
Upcoming film photographers like Hollie Fernando and the photography duo Lola (Paprocka) and Pani (Paul) hugely inspire my work. Their use of lighting, colour palettes and very authentic and natural style of exploring their subjects hugely influence my own style of photography.
My focus on compositions in my photographs carries over into my design work which takes a lot of inspiration from German and Swiss graphic design. Watching my friends work and actively take part in creative industries has definitely been my biggest inspiration; working on my last final project, it’s been the people that have made it so exciting.
How have you found your course and time at Brighton?
I really enjoyed my time at the University of Brighton and am grateful for the tutors and friends I’ve met through the course. Unfortunately a lot of my studies were interrupted by the pandemic but especially now that we were able to go into the studio spaces again, I’ve really tried to make the most of the creative space. Being in such close proximity to other courses has been great and I’ve met many amazing people in my last year that I had the chance to collaborate and connect with; it really made the university feel like a small creative community.
How did you choose your course – why did you choose to study Fashion Comms?
Growing up I’ve always felt drawn to clothes and I’ve been taking a camera around with me for the last ten years, taking photographs of everything I found remotely interesting. Once I’ve picked up fashion magazines and started collecting them, I was really interested in learning more about the inner workings of the industry and wanted to be part of it; Fashion Communication seemed like the perfect option with its wide variety of specialisms to choose from.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating I’d love to keep working on my magazine that has started as my Final Major Project. Talking to so many people about their creative practices and their passion to make fashion more sustainable has been really inspiring and motivating to keep pushing for change. I was lucky enough to have many great friends around me to work with and I’d love to keep collaborating with friends and other creatives in the future, being part of a creative community feels very rewarding.
See more work at: laracoassin.com