I decided I wanted to do a Fashion photoshoot but I had a bit of artists block at the time. To overcome the “Artists Block” I decided to flick through some fashion magazines for some inspiration.
I ripped out the images from the magazines that I liked and then put them into piles on the floor. I grouped the images together in their respective styles such as Hard Fashion, Soft Fashion, Black and white etc….
Once all the images were grouped I then spread them out on the floor and then chose the images that I liked most. My eye kept drawing to a soft Fashion style. So their it was my style was “Soft Fashion“. You can see my more recent ideas on my Pinterest Moodboard.
I then wanted a theme to go with the style and for some reason most of the images from the magazines had flowers in the images. Easy, flowers then had to be part of my theme. So I thought, flowers and soft fashion, the overall theme had to be Flower Power from the 60’s.
Models and Make up Artist
Next I needed a Model and make up artist for the photoshoot to come alive. I started to put a Moodboard of the theme so that I could add to my Casting Call and provide both the model and the make up artist with an idea of what I wanted from the shoot. So once I had the moodboard complete I then issued the Casting Call on a Modelling website called PurplePort.
I had a great response to the casting call with 8 models applying. I then filtered through the models and decided on a lovely model called Rebecca. I also linked up with a Makeup Artist (MUA) to apply some simple makeup.
Rebecca has some great outfits and we decided to go with a white dress and also a Maxi dress with lots of colourful flowers printed. I also got together some props for Rebecca’s hair and arms which were all flower themed.
We had one hour 45 minutes booked at a local Studio in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. 45 minutes of this was allocated for the Makeup Artist and the remainder for shooting time with Rebecca. Both Rebecca and the Makeup artist arrived early so they both got straight to work.
Whilst the model and makeup artist were getting ready I started with setting up the studio and Lighting set-up. I decided that I wanted two looks one where the model was lit from both sides whilst standing up and the other in the bath (No, not with water, but flowers).
Timing was perfect and the MUA completed all the make up within the 45 minutes allotted time, so Rebecca and I got on with creating some images.
So here are some of my favourite images from the shoot.