To me art is something that makes you look not only once or twice, but all over. Until you either get lost in the creativeness or understand the technical difficulty. I feel that I have yet to accomplish such a work in my photography.
In this final presentation I will not have a constant story line, but I will have a natural and whimsical flow. Models will be a necessity as I will need them as my main focal point. I will create a realm of fantasy with dramatic make-up and wardrobes. Most of the photos will be taken outdoors as this will give them an authentic appeal. The natural sunlight is also a bonus.
My intended audience is anyone from young to old who has a colorful imagination or lacks imagination and likes to see the work of others. My work could be viewed in fashion magazines and other places where make-up and fashion is emphasized.
The time it will take to finish the work is unforeseen and nearly impossible to predict. I once planned a shoot for almost two months, spent countless dollars and spent at least 2 full days prepping and shooting. I ended with maybe one or two decent photos. Another time I had a last minute inspired photo shoot and ended with at least five photos that I love showing. Total time spent, less than three hours. Time is always going to be iffy.
I draw inspiration from photographers such as Anne Leibowitz, Patrick Demarcheleir, Nigel Barker and many different images that I’ve seen on Instagram. For make-up I go to a website called Beautylish. This website has tutorials and images on all types of hair and make-up.
At the moment I have a clear image of one photograph and I am currently working on accomplishing it. First, I bought a dress that is sheer but also green. Then I looked up the different aspects of the zodiac signs and found that Virgo is the best match. I will focus on nature and the Virgin. My model will have light make-up and flowing hair. She will radiate innocents with a come hither smile. After the photo shoot I will use photoshop to tweak the photo, followed by the finishing touch of Lightroom.
I hope to create a portfolio worth showing by the end of this class. Although, like a language it will ever be changing.