4th week; Final shoot & end produce

October 11, 2017by abigailedwardsfocquaertCanterbury School of Architecture (17/18)Uncategorized

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After my first test shoot I knew what locations worked well with what styling and how different angles looked. It was better re shooting as I formed a relationship with the model and we worked together slightly better. Unfortunately for my test shoot I could only have accessibility to the Canon 12000 so with this shoot I used The canon 5d mark 3 which made the quality of images much better. Some of the shots came out slightly over exposed such as it the white corner room with wide windows, however this worked with my theme of contrast as the dress was black. It also brings out the architectural design of the room. However in this second shoot the weather wasn’t in my favour and was over cast all day and all week, which didn’t create the sharp shadowing that I planned however it was still bright which looked nice and white washed consistently throughout making the images work well as a series. Again I experimented with angles of taking the photo , from below to exaggerate and elongate shape. The tone throughout is quite washed and bright but with neutral tones which creates a relaxing vibe working in coherence to the purposeful architectural layout. The vibe from the images is modern also working with the architectural elements. I feel like I prefer these images in colour as its not too bold but subtle and looks modern. Again elements I was looking for is matching lines, vertical with vertical clothing and body positioning. This way the concept of promoting the schools designs and architecture is shown more confidently through the aesthetics. Another reference aesthetically I found was the architectural work by Jon Gorrigan. What intrigued me about Jon Gorrigon’s work is his use of interior architecture with fashion. His settings are very linear and interesting. The shapes and designs of the geometry surrounding the model creates a busy atmosphere that surrounds the subjects framing them. Unlike the other references I looked at that had monochrome work his use of subtle and muted tones work really nicely with the colouring of the architecture; it also works really nicely with the colour of the styling. together they both compliment and work well with each other making an image more comfortable on the eyes. I love the use of light refraction from windows that fall on the floor and across the model it highlights them but also puts geometrical shapes through the image, I feel it also adds a depth to the image that supports the notion of thirds. The positioning of the models is perfect in relation to the architectural design and the lighting. The mood that’s created through these techniques is very calming and sublime in the last image where the model is stood facing an open window the light that highlights her almost makes the image seem euphorically. When selecting my final images I started messing around and creating my first editorial practice I did from my coloured images. I was choosing what matched up together well, I tried to match similar structure of buildings and architecture to posing and styling, this made a more comfortable match up and made a connection. I wanted to create a clean and crisp feel so I added some blank pages in between for effect. I then wanted to play around with the sizing on the layout between the two images and see if space has an impact on the over all feel. I still have to practicing to do but I like the space and almost makes the atmosphere more focused of geometry and lines. I tried to match the images up with smaller architectural images and position them so some of the lines can link between the two pages and flow better. For my Final finished editorial layout. I took elements from my practice ones and sized the images of architecture with blank space around them however I took out having blank pages as I think it now works well having photographs on every page where there is white space surrounding them. To emphasize the aesthetic of structure and geometrical design I added lines throughout on the white space, in relation to where there was lines in the imagery. I think this works well in furthering the architectural vibe rather than it being over looked, it also brings focus on the architecture and structure within the fashion shots. I also matched up tones between the two pages so that they felt comfortable and worked in relation to each other. On the page behind the cover I put a few logos of CSA and UCA Rochester photo and wrote a few details about myself and course etc. I feel this furthers the idea of this booklet being used as a promotional tool for CSA and that the photographs are related to the schools building. As CSA is a part of UCA by having the photographer and stylist from UCA Rochester it ties the two creative schools together and forwards the unity of creativity. Ideally the aim for this booklet is to be used as a promotional tool for CSA and UCA. This can be put around on open days , around uni, put in goody bags for new students as an interesting new spin on architecture and to possible engage a different that typical audience. I plan on printing this booklet B5 , in between A4 AND A5 I feel this is a comfortable size to hold in your hand and have a browse through not to clumsy. It’s also the perfect size that If left on tables and stands people are more likely to pick up and take away with them. These are the final 3 images that I want to print A2 rather than A3, by having a larger scale print it matches the theme of large architecture and its more in your face with geometry and lines and you can clearly notice the patterns. I feel these images have the strongest model poses in relation to the structural design, they’re awkward in some and seem elongated, the angle of the image also helps exaggerate this. The context of emphasising architecture in relation to fashion here is obvious and the two compliment each other. This is something that again I want to create.
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