I guess I’ve been doing this long enough now to recognise trends and cycles. I consume enough media to distill & filter images into basic categories. If it’s a widely accepted truth that all stories are based on seven basic plots, then all the editorials I currently see are based on just one fucking story recorded on an endlessly looped 8-track. The one where a girl arrives at a photographer’s apartment, stands somewhere near a window and undresses. If the photographer is really good, they’ll have managed to live near an outdoor pool or in LA.Read More
There are a few things I really really need to do...
- Update my site...a years worth of great images to select from since I last had chance
- Blog more...editorials languishing on my hard drive and thoughts burning my brain
- Step away from the 70s...
But in the meantime - here's a seventies flecked fashion editorial from a few months back
I'm not going to compare fashion editorials to buses. That's too obvious. But here's another one shot in the last days of 2014 in Manchester's Northern Quarter...
Great team, chilled shoot. Here's the photographs...
Photography Jay Mawson
Styling Natalie Armin
Hair & Makeup Martin McClean
Model Lily @ J'Adore
Recently I've been more and more seduced by everything late 70s/early 80s. Beautiful warm colours, soft edges...I don't know, blame Instagram.
It's something I don't think you can produce in post. Nothing authentic anyway. But can you capture it with a digital camera? Well, nothing to stop you trying.
Filters (the real ones, not the Instagram variety) are kind of out of favour at the moment. Everything has to be sharp. Clean. Very...digital. Which means that you can pick them up for next to nothing in most second hand camera stores. Or from pretty much anybody who owned a camera more than 10 years ago.
So, armed with a pile of random filters - tobacco grads, star filters, prismatic filters, fog filters - and not an Amaro, Sierra, Toaster or Hefe in sight - I set about a test with the beautiful Caroline B from Boss and the ever amazing Paula Maxwell from, well, Manchester.