As you can see in the images above the styling worked really well with the greens, also the scarf stood out really beautifully against the muted colours of the location. Alejandra (the model) is also half columbian so the colours looked really beautiful with her olive skin and dark hair, she also moved really well and hardly needed direction which made it easier for me as I was quite stressed with having to move location at the last minute. I found the shapes of the green plant really interesting to work with and the colours looked really nice and contrasted my styling really nicely. At the beginning of the shoot the light was really nice and it was creating really beautiful shadows, I decided to take full advantage of this and got some really interesting shots that use the shadows to full advantage. For this shoot I used a 6D with an 85mm and a 35mm lens, these worked really nicely as the small space really called for the use of the wide angle to create the illusion of space. Once again I wanted to create the illusion of there being more space then there actually was, this is why I shot from up high for some of these images. I also normally just love taking portrait images so I had to remember to vary my shot style so not to make the editorial to boring or similar. I really loved the combination of this styling with the greens in the background, the yellow of the blazer also matched the yellows in some of the sections in the plant. I tried to use scarf in as many ways as possible and lots of styling variations. I also really love how the orange earrings bring out the oranges of the scarf and link them together when the styling doesn’t include any bright orange. These yellow trousers weren’t used in the styling shoot because I felt that the colour looked too bright with the other clothing, however once it was put in this location and on this model I think it worked really well. The model stands out against the background but she is also connected to it as the colours as still quite natural and do feature in the location just in different tones. I really loved how Alejandras tattoos looked as well as I wanted to create a Hermès campaign that had a modern and high fashion twist and I think they looked really interesting and add another dimension and a modern twist to the images.
I found this statue outside of the greenhouse and thought it would be really fun and interesting to use it to photograph the scarf by itself but in a really quirky way. I love how these images look and in my editorial I will put one of them alongside a portrait of the model to make a fun comparison.
I wanted to shoot this outfit outside against all the greens without the scarf because I think the colours just look so beautiful and work so well. Overall I’m so pleased with how the shoot turned out despite the day starting really badly, I think I managed to achieve my goal of representing Hermès but in a really new and modern way.
I also took some images on film as i thought the colours would look really nice with the way that film works.
I really loved how these images came out tonally, the colours look more muted which i think looks really nice. Also when i shoot on film i really concentrate on my composition so i think these images look really strong.