I thought I would throw a little ‘Throwback Thursday’ on to the blog tonight.
Scar Gazing was a self portrait shoot I worked on in my final year of my Fashion Photography degree at Falmouth University.
This mini editorial was part of my Urban Youth project. Inspired by Jackie Stallone, Amanda Lepore and Donatella Versace, the shoot is based on the growing trend of women and their desire for cosmetic surgery. I wanted to shoot this in quite a voyeuristic way so I tried to capture a paparazzi style approach that you would see in a gossip magazine of women arriving/leaving a clinic.
I had three pairs of prosthetic lips made for the shoot and styled myself up to look like a variety of rich and powerful women that you may see in the media.
Photography & Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Photographic Assistant: Leo Sharp
I apologise for the lack of posts recently, but it has been a pretty hectic time of year.
Today I handed in my final project for my Fashion Photography degree at Falmouth University and it feels bloody great!
In the morning I head to London to set up our graduate exhibition; Picture 24 which launches on Thursday @ 6:30pm in Soho.
As I haven’t posted any of my work recently, I thought i’d give you a little teaser of some of the things you can expect to see at the exhibition. I hope you enjoy
Don’t forget to join our event page for the exhibition to keep up to date with what’s happening
I hope to see you all there
Picture 24 opens at 6:30pm on the 22nd of May
55 Dean Street,
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
I had the great privilege of modelling for one of Tom’s editorials. It was such a fun shoot to be a part of with such an interesting narrative and style.
It was interesting to be photographed in such an androgynous way. You may remember the last time I modelled for one of Tom’s shoots where I had an Andrej Pejic vibe which we shot some time either last year or the year before. It’s always fun to play one of Tom’s androgynous and unconventional beauties and his ‘Birthday Boys’ shoot was no different.
“This editorial was inspired by the idea of Cabaret but I want to make it seem more surreal by bringing it into the studio and the use of props. For the some of the looks I was partly inspired by Mathu Anderson, I think it is clear to see which ones they are! For the rest of the looks I just played around with androgyny and male beauty and thought it would be interesting to mix the two, trying to create an overall vibe of a community, like you would have in a Cabaret.” – Tom Selmon
It’s fair to say that I look pretty different in these images and if you can’t clock me in the group shot, i’m the one on the left with the bob wig.
The shoot was nice and relaxed and we had a great team working with us to help deliver the editorial.
Harry J Bartlett
Have a look at Tom’s website to see the FULL editorial and his other work http://www.tomselmon.com/birthday-boys and follow him on Instagram to see what other escapades are taking place. @tomselmon
So thrilled to be the front cover of Yearbook which was shot by Rhian Israel who is a fantastic young photographer.
Yearbook is a bi-annual magazine dedicated to showcasing the best of students work at Falmouth University. Each issue aims to include the work of current students and those that have graduated and gone on to do amazing things!
The team also won an award for Best Magazine Concept which (i’m told) was quite a tough competition this year.
I would definitely have a gander and see what some of Cornwall’s up and coming creatives are doing and please have a read of my quick interview on page 8-9.
Have a read of the magazine here: https://issuu.com/yearbookfalmouth/docs/yearbook_complete_edit/1?e=0
PHOTOGRAPHY: Laura Campbell
Modelling for a university fashion film, a self-styled outfit 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’.
Model: Harry J Bartlett
“I have always been a huge fan of flowers. They have provided me with so many inspirations. The series shows the inspirations from the plants, as well as my interpretations of the unique personalities of individual models. The project captures the beauty and my fantasy of nature. Each piece tells the different stories of the plants in the portraits from my point of view.” – Henry
I always love discovering great artists and love it even more so when you are a feature in the art itself.
The portraits are truly beautiful and I recommend you check them out
Olympic themed shoot by Elliot Munns (Fashion Photography @ UCF)
This shoot has been one of the most tiring days as well as the most fun, I wore many different outfits and modelled for multiple fashion photographers.
I had fun working with Elliot, blaring music out and just getting on with it, after my look had been styled, we just got on with it without the need of a huge team.
This pants were designed by Chris Cardy (Performance Sportswear @ UCF), there was a top that went with as it was actually designed for a woman… but I think we managed to make it work with the styling.
I would really like to work with him again on a shoot at some point… This guy has some really exciting work that I think you should check out:
PHOTOGRAPHY: Elliot Munns
MODEL: Harry J Bartlett
DESIGNER: Chris Cardy
Here’s a picture where I look a little more different than usual, an Andrej Pejic inspired photoshoot I did with my friend Tom Selmon (Fashion Photography @ UCF).
We had lots of fun doing this shoot and I feel like we managed to get quite a good androgynous vibe from the day… although it doesn’t look like me, its actually one of my favourite pictures that someone has taken of me.
You should all check out his website, he has some pretty amazing things on there!