Welcome back to my blog! This week on the FCP course we were challenged to do a photo shoot using a specific colour given to us as the subject matter. My designated colour was pink ( and as I am sure you may have guessed, I was very happy about!). The shoot could have any concept we wanted, as long as it incorporated our colour in addition to portraying a message. Below I thought I would share the final images from the shoot, in addition to the initial ideas I had about what I wanted the story behind the pictures to be. I hope you enjoy!
One of the first ideas I had was to use one male and one female model as a way of portraying a physically oxymoronic image. The girl would be dressed in a feminine way, to depict the stereotype that pink is a ‘girly’ colour. In contrast, the boy would be dressed in a pink blazer (or something that would have a similar effect), in order to show that pink can also be a masculine colour. The picture would therefore be both subverting and supporting the westernized stereotype the colour pink possesses, whilst simultaneously looking like a editorial shot for a clothing range/ campaign.
Due to model troubles (aka I couldn’t find a male model, uni boys ay!), the photo shoot had to take a slightly different approach. This involved the female model wearing two different contrasting looks; one an overly feminine outfit as planned, and then an ‘edgy’ outfit, both using the same statement dress. This therefore still told a similar story, that pink is more than just a ‘girly’ colour, however in a different way then originally planned. I am still happy with the images, especially considering the fact that it was the first photo-shoot of the course, although I am sure there will be many more to come!
- Pink satin shirt dress with ruffles: Zara.
- Pink fluffy heels: Primark.
- Pink faux fur: Primark.
- Pink feather earrings: Primark.
For the first look I had in mind an image of extreme feminine glamour; going OTT with the garments’ textures was key to create an expensive editorial look (on a uni student budget).
- (same dress)
- Denim jacket: New Look.
- Trainers: Adidas.
- Glasses: models own.
For the ‘edgy’ look I wanted to try and incorporate current fashion trends, such as the distressed denim jacket and the Adidas trainers, but in a way that makes the look seem wearable to a current audience… I think I achieved this!
For the setting of the photo-shoot I envisioned somewhere versatile; a place that would be appropriate to use for both of the looks. With that in mind I settled on the roof top garden above the university library, which is a beautiful setting; a little hidden treasure!. I think the setting helped make the shoot look more professional, as well as making the pink theme really pop.
Overall I am happy with the final outcome of the photo-shoot; I think I had a strong concept, and also a few of the pictures I think turned out great! ( I surprised myself… you never know I might turn into a budding photographer by the end of this course!)
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! It feels good to be back in the swing of things.
Another pink themed post will be coming very soon, so keep your eyes out for that!
Thank you for reading,