Photography: Rhian Israel
Model: Harry J Bartlett
Stylist: Emmanuel Robert
MUA: Joshua Mitchell-Fowle
Assistants: Khuram Choudri & Alina Raducea
I thought i’d upload a quick ‘behind the scenes’ snap of my shoot with Rhian the other day. As always, it is such a pleasure to be photographed by this woman and (though this is just a backstage shot), she really knows how to capture an image. I can’t wait to see the full editorial!
Film: Laura Campbell
Model & Styling: Harry J Bartlett
An experimental film looking at colour and infrared techniques to create vibrant visuals based on the London Club Kids and the 90’s Clubland scene. The title ‘Disco Bloodbath’ was the name of James St James’ book (later adapted into the film, ‘Party Monster’).
Laura has some very interesting work on her Vimeo account, go and have a gander. http://vimeo.com/user3209104
This may look a little peculiar to most and most definitely looks more ‘Marine & Natural History’ than it does ‘Fashion Photography, but here is a quick teaser image to one of my editorials I’m working on for my final major project at Famouth University.
I can’t say too much about what the editorial is, but all of my shoots are based on the theme of Urban Youth. Each editorial covers a different element/lifestyle/tribes of today’s youth and the digital generation.
I don’t think I have heard of such controversy and media attention from one magazine cover and I don’t often write about things like this, but with such media attention, I thought I should throw my opinions into the mix of what, why and how?! The closest I remember to such attention for a publication cover was Miley Cyrus’ reinvented image on the cover of V magazine last year but even then, the #Kimye cover has proved to hit a bum note with a lot of people. I don’t really know what Vogue’s intention was for using this celebrity duo as their cover stars for the April 2014 cover but something tells me that it was a way to attract a wider/newer audience to the Vogue magazine market or a clever PR stunt to attract as much media attention as physically possible (and lets be honest, it didn’t do Miley any harm).
I think what really looks out of place is that Vogue have decided to throw a hashtag ‘#’ on the front cover to make the magazine look ‘hip‘ and ‘down with the kids‘, whether this cheapens Vogue’s brand identity or not, people will definitely be talking about this and most probably using the hashtag. Whether or not the pair are the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple or not does not necessarily mean they should be placed on the cover of such an iconic fashion publication, I would have much rather seen Barack and Michelle, Kate & Wills or Brad & Angelina… Even Steph & Dom from Channel 4′s Gogglebox would have made a much more appealing cover!
I personally don’t like this cover and whether it was all for PR or to attract a new audience, all that can be said is that it falls flat, it looks relatively cheap and it doesn’t do the magazine any favours (much like Kim in the chosen dress), but if like the idea of Kanye West hugging what looks like a large meringue, this could be the magazine for you… Oh Anna, what happened?!
I wrote an article for the current issue of ATLAS magazine about ‘My Obsessions’ at London Collections: Men AW14.
Have a read if you want to see what adventures took place and find out what my TOP 3 pieces are from this season’s Menswear collections.
You can read The Obsessions Issue of ATLAS Magazine here: http://issuu.com/theatlasmagazine/docs/the_obsession_issue (My article is page 66-67)
I was thrilled to have Millie Maidens (a very talented fashion and sportswear designer) illustrate myself wearing my Top 3 LC:M AW14 ‘Obsessions’ which includes an E Tautz embroidered suit, Marwood’s oversized zig-zag scarf and Christopher Shannon’s cigarette jumper.
ATLAS is a rather lovely magazine and I would recommend giving it a read, and feel free to follow the team on their various social media platforms:
As of this morning, we successfully reached our target to raise £5000 for our graduate Fashion Photography exhibition in Central London.
It was a close call but we managed to push through with minutes to spare.
I wanted to say a big thank you to everybody who has pledged money and everyone who shared the links on various social media platforms.
As more and more details happen regarding our exhibition, I will let you know dates and locations as it would be great if people would come down and check out what all the hard efforts and stress have gone towards in the 3 years of doing my BA (Hons) Fashion Photography degree at Falmouth University.
We are trying to raise funds for my Ba (Hons) Fashion Photography @ Falmouth University graduate exhibition in London
I am thrilled by the level of support for my team via the Kickstarter page and I was hoping you would all keep donating and sharing, with just under 22 hours left, we need to make one final push to make our target.
If you could all please check out our Kickstarter page you would be helping me and my cohort out HUGELY… Even £1 goes a long way in a situation like this.
Thanks again guys and hopefully we make our target !
Thanks again everyone :)