Planning the second collection is both exciting and daunting. But the more I research the more it helps cement a recent idea I had.
I wanted the first collection to show strong, empowered women and I want this theme to continue with the second.
I have been researching existing photoshoots, looking through magazines and my art / fashion books to see what is inspiring.
Then it struck me.
This painting by Jenny Saville is called “Propped”. Recently it sold for £9.5 million in auction making her the most expensive female painter in the world. The work is powerful and comments on women being put on a pedestal for the male gaze usually painted by a man, amongst many other things about patriarchy.
I love Jenny Saville, her work is evocative and powerful and I want to emulate this painting in my photoshoot for the second collection.
If I can I would love a female photographer to maintain the narrative about women and female empowerment. Reinforcing the statement ‘We Are Here’.
I have emailed a studio, where I await their response. In the mean time I need to search for models and a photographer who understands my mission along with images that reinforce this vision.