These images were shot for Hannah Dudley’s Lookbook/Magazine, the original idea was for it to be a editorial magazine but towards the end took on the shape of a lookbook. One of the first shoots I did this term for the fashion design students was Hannahs black dress, which can be seen towards the bottom of my blog. As well as fashion design Hannah also likes styling and this shoot was set up in a way to help Hannah show she is also capable of the styling side of things. We have used spare parts of the black dress and placed them where we thought appropriate and worked well.
At the beginning of this project I spoke with Hannah about ideas and inspiration and we were looking at involving water in some way. Hannahs inspiration being under water sea life and light emitting sea creatures, it seemed necessary to shoot within water. We looked into shooting under water in a pool, but could not arrange a location in the time we had. Instead we thought a bath could work, but it had to be a reasonable size and free standing so that I could work around it. We used a bath in one of The Lace Market Hotel’s rooms, it was nice and light and I had plenty of space to work with.
Keeping it short and sweet, but these are a few of the images that I got from the shoot. Overall I am really pleased with them, but I need to go through all the images again as I think there is enough material to make a small series out of them and I think there are some images that are going to well better with others.
Model – Miriam/Model Students
I am currently in the process of editing images from the first shoot that I have done for the fashion design students I am working with. I had less than an hour with the model so things felt a little rushed, but overal I am pretty happy with how the images look. I am hoping to have six final images from this shoot, which will go towards Hannah Dudley’s fashion magazine for her degree show. We have multiple shoots lined up in order to get the full collection in the magazine. The plans so far are to photograph each garment in a different environment and create a different style image for each garment. As it stands we are hoping to photograph in the MA studio at Nottingham Trent University, Lace Market Hotel and Wollaton Park.
When planning a fashion shoot I always like to put together a mini mood board to take a long with me. I think it is good to be able to have some inspiration and ideas up on a wall when doing the shoot, it makes it easier to direct others involved and show them more of an idea about what it is you are thinking. In this case it is just a few images that I liked and thought would work well with the concept. If it was a personal shoot I would have a much bigger board of images and ideas. However because the shoot I am doing is for someone else’s use, I am more or less taking direction from them and suiting their needs.
Movement and material