BIG SHOP was a editorial shot in my final year at Falmouth University. I was inspired by Roisin Murphy’s ‘Overpowered‘ album artwork and music videos which feature the singer wearing an eclectic mix of high fashion attire.
I wanted to mix the mundanity of a weekly shop and general routines and outings with the eccentricity of wearing unique fashions.
It was important for my models to not appear to be particularly confident or braggadocious, the clothing was the feature of my shoot but not the narrative. I wanted my models to look like women going about their everyday business in a variety of drab locations.
The garments used were created by 3rd year Fashion Design + Performance Sportswear Design students from Falmouth University.
Photography & Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Models: Cleo Lim & Emma Hughes (with thanks to my child model Baylin)
Assistants: Leo, Damien, Jacob, Ashely, Sophie
Designers: Sophie Molyneux, Millie Melbourne, Jacob Stevens, Ashley Piggott, Jessika Winstanley
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my friend spotted a video on YouTube where an A-Level photography class had used my “GLITCH” editorial as an artist of reference for a unit of work based on distortion.
George Robinson-White, teacher of Art & Photography at TAHS introduced the students to my work and me as a contemporary artist, looking at my unique take on photographic portraiture.
The students analysed my work and were asked to create their own interpretation of my glitch portraits as well as using me as a contemporary artist reference for their A-Level essays.
I’m flattered to know that my work is being shown to a new generation of potential photographers and artists. I didn’t expect my glitch series to be something students would study as part of an A-Level project or even to be referring to me as an artist.
For those who may or may not know, last year Annie Mac played a gig at our university and I decided to go dressed up as her (bottom picture) and she found it hilarious, before getting to our gig this year, she uploaded a tweet and instagram of our picture from last year saying she hopes I go again this year… of course I did !
This year I decided to shove a t-shirt up my top to congratulate Annie on her 6 month pregnancy bump (which she really appreciated) and I got on stage pretending to be her, much to her taste as she was tweeting that she hopes I was going to be the warm up gig.
Was an absolute pleasure meeting her again and I hope she is back next year! Need to go for a drink with her once she’s popped out her baby
Congrats on a brilliant gig Annie x
SORRY FOR THE DELAY !
I have been unbelievably busy now that I’m in my 2nd year of my Fashion Photography course that I haven’t had time to post any of my photographs from LFW S/S13 back in September, I promise you all they will be up soon (as will some of my work and projects I’m currently doing at uni).
Thank you all for being patient and I apologise for being a busy little blogger.
Anyway, back to the outfit;
jacket: All Saints
boots: Zara Women
DIY leather skirt turned bag: Blue Rinse
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Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of blogging in what feels like a lifetime.
I have been ridiculously busy with moving back down to Falmouth to start my 2nd year on the Fashion Photography course at University College Falmouth but hopefully I can get all the exciting things i’ve been doing over summer onto my blog ASAP !
As you know, I have been a part of the show Summer Daze with Blackberry on Channel 4 and I went to 2 brilliant festivals; Global Gathering and Standon Calling. [Episode 5 & 6 on 4OD]
It was such a fun experience to be a part of and I met some incredibly exciting and fun people. The Summer Daze wrap party in London was also a rather fine vent and a really nice way to get to meet up with the cast and crew again. Since coming back to Falmouth, I have had various freshers coming up to me and yelling “Mate, you’re on that Summer Daze program aren’t you?” Which as embarrassing as it is, does inflate my ego ever so slightly.
After that I got the chance to work with Claudia Behnke, an amazing stylist who I worked with on a project of an Indian Couture fashion exhibition celebrating the work of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and the photographer Ram Serghill who had released a book of work using the beautiful collection of clothing. Again, I met some incredibly interesting people including Daniel Lismore and I even saw Judie Dench (a true national treasure). I then went to Daniel Lismore’s after party where I met one of my heroes of Fashion Illustration, Achraf Amiri (who I am hoping to interview at some point this year).
The week after I was at London Fashion Week where I had the privilege of working with Candid Magazine. I attended some beautiful shows and hung out with some incredible people including my friend Jay Camilleri of Dirty, Sexy Things and Channelle from Styled To Rock which was a blast. Managed to get a few front row seats and came back with a hell of a lot of goodie bags and gifts. It was also the first time I had attended the Handpicked Media Suite with the blogging team.
I also interviewed one of my heroes in fashion, Pandemonia and I will possibly be interviewing Kate Nash later on in the year.
2012 has been a rather good year and lets hope 2013 follows suit