30 May 2011

Feathered Black

Here are the final photos from my 'Feathered Black' editorial, for my Sur Les Pointes Project. These will be included in the book I will be releasing soon.


Behind the scenes can be seen on my previous post here.















29 May 2011

Sur Les Pointes

For my university final major project I have been working on a ballet inspired project, and can now release the final title.
Sur Les Pointes is a body of work consisting of 6 final series, 1 series chosen to be exhibited and the rest published in an accompanying book.


Artist's Statement -

Sur Les Pointes (on the tips of the toes) is a body of work inspired by the beauty of ballet, establishing a connection between this and fashion. By exploring many different aspects of the dance, this work aims to present a new take on the tradition of ballet.

The chosen exhibited images represent a collaboration between the photographer and the dancer, translating her movement into still images through digital technology. An illusion of fluidity and multiple moods is exposed, aided by the fabric and colour of the dresses.

The six different series in the accompanying book join together to show a broader look at ballet. Studies of movement, fashion, grace and theatrical performance have inspired each photo shoot.

Based on my love for fashion photography and my interest in pursuing it professionally, this collaborative project has explored ballet and fashion whilst pushing my boundaries as a photographer.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Details of the upcoming exhibitions I am a part of:

1 - Cambridge School Of Art Degree Show -
Thursday 2nd June (private view 6pm onwards) until Friday 10th June (closes 8pm). More details on the website - http://www.cambridgeschoolofart.com/

2. Free Range Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery, London -
Thursday 23rd June (private view 6pm onwards) until Monday 27th June (closes 7pm). More details on our website - http://www.cutgrass2011.com/ or the Free Range Website - http://www.free-range.org.uk/

Everyone is welcome to both & I would love to see as many people there as possible! I will be at both as much as I can so it will be good to meet people that follow my work & have helped me along the way.

21 May 2011

Update

The past couple of weeks have gone really quickly, without me updating my online accounts much so I wanted to do a brief blog post explaining.

May 12th was the big deadline day for my final major project - the last project of my time at uni & the most important (being worth a third of my degree!).
I really had to knuckle down in the couple of weeks beforehand and get my work finished, luckily I managed to and it was such a relief to hand it in. I'm usually ok with deadlines and have my work done & ready a few days beforehand, but with this project I seemed to slip quite behind with my sketchbook work as I'd spent so much time shooting and editing so I had a lot of this to catch up on.
It's all handed in now and there's nothing I can do apart from await my mark for it. Part of the mark is for our exhibition so I have a little longer to wait while we get this sorted.
We have 2 exhibitions coming up, 1 in Cambridge at our uni & the 2nd is in London at The Old Truman Brewery - I will be doing seperate blog posts soon with full details of these.

After the hand in I had a couple of days to rest (more like collapse, exhausted from all the work!) and I took some time to do a new self portrait -



I was nervous about uploading this as I haven't done any self portraits in so long, but I needed a new headshot for my website etc as I've changed a lot since I took the last one.
I feel like self portraits do show another side to the photographer & I like seeing them from other people, so I will make more effort to do more in future!

The day after this I had an interview for a job with a photography company that contacted me after seeing my website. I got the job and started a couple of days later & have spent 2 full days working there now.
It's a company that does a lot of portrait photography in schools as well as having studios over the country and I am working as a temporary photoshopper in their editing department. Fingers crossed it will be quite a bit of work for me as I'm enjoying the job so far.

From now until the end of June I'll be busy working alongside doing the exhibitions, and will be releasing so much new work from my final major project...

16 May 2011

Katie Louise

Here are the final photos from another test shoot for my current project..

Behind the scenes can be seen on my previous post here.

Model: Katie Louise D
MUA & Hair: Leanne
Styling: Jamilah Toni
Photography & Retouching: Me











11 May 2011

Abstract Ballet Photo Shoot

As well as the fashion photography I have been doing for my project, I decided to do a few shoots with a more experimental aspect. This was mostly inspired by my original test shoots and just wanting to try something a bit different.

For this photo shoot I teamed up with Ellie (who I previously worked with for one of my test shoots) and another ballerina Hana. We spent the day playing about with a few ideas of experimenting with shape, movement and texture.

Here are a few of the photos from the shoot -






7 May 2011

Fleur De Ballet Editorial

Here is the full series of my 'Fleur De Ballet' editorial. It was recently published in INK Magazine - which can be seen here

Behind the scenes photos can be seen in my previous post here









2 May 2011

INK Magazine - Fleur De Ballet Editorial

I'm pleased to be able to release my 'Fleur de Ballet' editorial that has been published in INK Magazine's Colour issue.

It can be viewed online here and printed copies bought from here.

This was the second shoot for my current ballet project and I had a wonderful team on board. Collaborating again with Aliya, we went for a very colourful floral theme, with ballet and movement the inspiration for the shoot.

Behind the scenes photos can be seen on my previous blog post here.