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
Well, I think its about time I gave you all a round up from our graduate exhibition which we had at 55 Dean Street, Soho.
It was such a fun experience to get to exhibit a collection of our work in Central London, surrounded by industry professionals, friends and family.
We had lots of exciting guests attend including; Elle Magazine, Mike Trow (Picture Editor @ Vogue Magazine), Supermodel Sam Way, Candid Magazine and Dash Magazine (to name but a few) and we seemed to get a rather brilliant reception from all who attended.
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
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 🙂
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 + Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Models: Elliot Baker + Jade Willis
I wanted to create an androgynous ‘twins’ feel with these models, both have incredibly individual features with platinum blonde hair and piercings mean that these two really appear to be a part of todays ‘Urban Youth’. Paired with classic Christian Lacroix long-sleeved tops and a face full of attitude adds a real “don’t-give-a-shit”, capturing everything I believe we see in the youth of today.
Photography + Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Model: Jon Vella
Styling Assistant: Rhian Israel
Assistant: Liam Fuller
Make Up: Tom Selmon
After scrolling through my images, I noticed I had a few images from the “Youth of Today” shoot from my last project. I feel like I should upload these for you guys to see what I had been doing last year on my Fashion Photography course at Falmouth University.
This project helped me find my own feet on the course and I really got to style the shoots as I wanted to match my style of photography and inspirations.
A few cheeky pictures of Nicole Gomes’ shoot for Charlotte Ham’s graduate collection.