The past couple of weeks have been solely focused on making links with people who can help me on my second shoot.
I am looking forward to building a small team, not only because I want to share my vision with them but I am hoping there will be a creative buzz leading up to and after the shoot. If the last shoot taught me anything, it was that the preparation and the day on location was so inspiring and motivating.
But it wasn’t without a lot of preparation leading up to the day. However, this side of things I really enjoy as it’s another creative outlet for me, in addition to the drawings for the t-shirts. Like styling the looks, seeking out the locations and what I wanted to happen in each space, the sequences and so on.
This time, however, I need to challenge myself as this shoot will be in a studio. What is the overall aesthetic, how will the models be paired together? How do I maximise the amount of shots utlitising the range?
So on to the next focus - team seeking, I have advertised on various spaces for a:
- female photographer
- stylist and
- models who identify as women of colour. Although I am thinking about male models too as I want to branch out and visually show the t-shirts are unisex.
In response to the adverts, the next couple of weeks will be used to meet with people who have expressed their interest in helping me. The purpose of the meeting is to see if we are on the same page and they understand my creative vision but ultimately, can we work together?
In conjunction with responding to emails I have been putting together some mood boards to convey my ideas and what I want to portray, namely female empowerment and positively showcasing women of colour.
This weeks plan it to keep collecting and finding inspiration for the spring / summer 19 trends and incorporating those ideas with the styling of the shoot. I really like pattern clashes, layers with tulle and bright bold colours. Lets see what what the stylists ideas are.
Exciting times ahead.