Week 2 has really been about testing out our idea. After our talk with Olivia we decided that we need to visit our chosen location to see what colour beach huts there are and also just to get a feel about what we will need to bring to our final shoot. We asked a friend to model as we couldn’t get a model in time. We also tried to find outfits that best go with the scarfs but due to time we had to use our own wardrobes. We found that our original styling has change to more of a tight fitted bold suit, we want all the suits to be one colour. We ended up with a small editorial and a 30 second video. With the video we tried some movements that we were thinking about using in the final, it was good to get into practise about how to direct a model. We was happy with the outcome of this day and it really has helped us to think about our final shoot. RESEARCH: Bourdin born in France and spent most of his life as a painter, he was a self-taught photographer known for his provocative fashion shoots. He was working for magazines, such as Vogue as well as for brands such as Chanel, Ungaro and Charles Jourdan. He has exhibited In places such as the Victoria and albert museum in 2003. He is since know as one of the best fashion photographers and advertising of the second half of the 20th century. He set a stage for a new type of fashion photography Bourdin carrier latest more than forty years in this time he has featured in many of the world’s largest fashion magazines. His unique blend of surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages. his photographs sought to shock and ignite the viewer’s curiosity. Using the creativity of a painter, Guy Bourdin created images that contained fascinating stories, compositions, both in B&W and in colours. He was one of the first fashion photographer to show a narrative. He created meaning to his photos showing that the image is more important than the product displayed, he sent out his message, ‘it is not fashion itself that seduces people but the fantasy it represents’ exploring the realms between the absurd and the sublime breaking the normal way by adding a relentless perfectionism and sharp humour. Guy bourdin was an image maker, a perfectionist. He knew how to grab the attention of the viewer. He knew how to make faultless sets, or even when not shooting in his studio he would use undistinguished bedrooms, on the beach, in nature, or in urban landscapes. Taking a twist on the everyday dramas that unfold in these places. He went to tremendous lengths to produce highly stylized images, often pushing his models to their limits to achieve his desired vision. Guy Bourdin’s imagery not only changed the course of fashion photography but influenced a host of contemporary artists, photographers and filmmakers. The reason why Guy Bourdin has influence me is his use of meaning, I like the way his images are so different form normal fashion photography, He is an excellent reference for our ‘Hide and seek’ theme, one for his use of colour and also we want to include images and film using just a models arm or legs in the frame, a skill that Bourdin famously does. I want to making something that is different yet still being able to promote clothing.