Saturday, 28 November 2009

Guy Bourdin

Recently I have been looking for inspiration for my disp project, we were told not to photograph somebody and make them tiny in an image which is understandable, but I think this is a really interesting idea. Instead of trying to make something based on the borrowers this is real and charming. His photos are always edgy and I love how his photos feature other photos in, and here how this cut out woman coming out from the photograph! The idea is so simple yet unthought of and inspires me to think 'out of the photo'.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Blog Blog Blog

Hello Blog,
I'm a little warey of you, but your something I'm going to do, and do well! This is me exhibiting some work in London, looking pretty cool :)

So I thought I would start writing about one of my favorite photographers; Steven Meisel. This shoot for Vogue Italia in-titled 'State of Emergency' feature a fashion story based on Bush's war on terror. The photos are seen as disturbing by many but what always drew my attention to them was how Vogue would publish them knowing the reaction they would create. I love how overly dramatic yet clever they are. I love the contrast between these beautiful models and the situations they are in, especially the one on the airplane. I think what inspires me about them is how controversial they are and how they enable you to dream of doing bigger things. I think if I can start coming up with concepts like this I can create something that will also cause a stir, however that is something done so often now days maybe the better option is to do something safer.