The Fashion Rabbit


by Aly on Sunday, March 27, 2011

I tried to schedule another shoot with a model, and because of a last minute cancellation I forced Ian to let me take his picture instead! I only got one nice shot, and although he refused to wear makeup, I wanted to achieve a feeling of being wrapped, in the headpiece.  I am considering taking color photos next, I want to put a little more thought into the styling and sites for shooting. I hope you like them!



by Aly on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Banana Republic dress, American Apparel thigh highs, Frye Clogs.

Recently at the MFA, I experienced a magnificent Richard Avedon exhibit!  Avedon shot fashion photos that appeared on the pages of vogue amongst other major fashion publications, but beyond the fashion world, his work possessed an element of intrigue, his photos showed active moments in fashion. I decided to use his work as an inspiration for my second shoot of this series that critiques the ridiculousness of fashion.

Avedon's photos not only effectively captured movement, but they also relied heavily on obscurity, and as many of us know, obscurity is what fashion is all about, it is what prompts me to buy the real thing instead of the cheap imitation of a trend.  I tried to mirror his sense of obscurity by encouraging the model to contort her body as much as she could for the shot.

Inspiration for my personal style has always come from something like the provacative theatrics of McQueen, or the active photos of Avedon that force the viewer to want to live in this fabricated world. Enjoy the photos, more to come!