2.08.2007

shots i love.

Here are some more photos from the creative I styled a few weeks back.




One of the cheekier looks we did, this one reminded us of an anime character. I like the idea of making pretty girls look kind of dorky and eccentric. More interesting, I think. Her bow is made of a scarf I made. Sort of a neo-tie-dye thing.





This next picture was fun to get. Elaine has a dance background so we really wanted to catch her in some ballet motions.






Chanelling some beatnik, Jack Kerouac vibes.








wooly layers.






As you can probably tell, I'm in love with grey scale. But I also love the volt of colour here.




I've also been very fond of this headwrap/turban look since I first saw the Chloe ads for fall 06 last summer. And although they are making headway in a lot of collections, I've yet to see them worn in a fashion-conscious (as opposed to religious) way by real people outside of runways and magazines. Maybe in New York?




I hope you can see the detail in this next one. The best part of working on creatives, or just on set for that matter whether its video or photography, is the moment of revelation when you just get an idea you hadn't planned out and try it, and it works... I hadn't planneed this look out but it came together in a satirical way, I think. The entire look is "printed" on.




The top is a wings & horns shirt with printed suspenders and the pants are leggings with printed black jeans on them!

***********


There are more photos from the shoot I have to find, and I'll update this post as I get a chance.

Let me know what you think. It's been quite nice to hear back from folks who enjoy the blog in person, but I'd love to get a sense of your thoughts through the comments link...

cheers.

1 comment:

Becci Reinhart said...

As a long-time fan and admirer I will critique your work at your request only, just to give the hip hot dame what she asks for. Admittedly, my finger is not on the pulse of art and fashion, nor do I have little more than an inkling of what goes into stylizing a photo shoot, so my words will be insight into an average market at worst and a friend's honest opinion at best. From your commentary, the work is obviously inspired rather than forced, but some of this is lost in translation of a 2-dimensional format that distances the figure ie. it's too bad we can't see the painted pants and overalls better. The models all have complete looks with a theme carried through into the fine details such as hair and movement. The set as a whole might benefit from having an overall theme but perhaps being blogged out and taken out of context is what confuses the overall purpose for me. In closure, I am undoubtedly impressed as usual, and look forward to being further awed and amazed by your never-ending source of genius creativity and penchant for trendy blends. In the fine words of my workshop neighbour out in small town B.C. interior, keep at 'er! Hope to meet with you again soon.