Thursday, 30 August 2012

When Love Goes Cold & Confide In Sweetness

When Love Goes Cold by GothicNarcissusWhen love goes cold,
Blood, tears and gold
Won’t make it any better.

[ Blood, Tears & Gold – Hurts ]

Oh my God. August has passed and I have shot one single photo in the whole month. Which is okay because weather has been awfully hot, I’m still on holiday at my mother’s with few occasions to do anything and I had plenty of older material from July to publish.
One of the photos from July was part of the fashion photoshoot I had with BriarRose in Burano. Although it kept the summer feel I wanted, it turned out melancholic and contemplative, matching perfectly the Hurts song – which, in turn, was very fitting for some things that were going on at the time. Im quite glad I got to shoot at least one Hurts-flavoured photo when she came over here because for some reasons I find BriarRose a perfect fit fot the Inspiration Hurts project: so far I have something like four photos from the main series and three extras include her. All those ideas, though, require cloudy weather, which is generally unavailable here in summer, so Ill have to wait for the next time BriarRose is around.
As for the only photo I took this month, its a sudden idea I got trying to come up with something cute for Theo’s birthday. Mom brought me that mobile phone-shaped chocolate and I wanted to take a photo of it before eating it, so I decided to combine the two. Perhaps not my best concept, but it turned out nice visually.

Confide In Sweetness by GothicNarcissus
Confide in me,
Confide in me.
[ Confide In Me – Hurts ]

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Fashion

Fashion by *GothicNarcissusI am, I’m too fabulous.
I’m so fierce that it’s so nuts.
I live to be model-thin,
Dress me, I’m your mannequin.

J’adore Vivienne, habillez-moi,
Gucci, Fendi, et Prada,
Valentino, Armani too.
Merde, I love them, Jimmy Choo!

Fashion: put it all on me.
Don’t you want to see these clothes on me?
Fashion: put it all on me.
I am anyone you want me to be.
Fashion: put it all on me.
Don’t you want to see these clothes on me?
Fashion: put it all on me.
I am anyone you want me to be.

Ooh la la la,
We love designer.

I need some new stilettos,
Can’t walk down the street in those.
You are who you wear, it’s true,
A girl’s just as hot as the shoes she choose.

J’adore Weitzman, habillez-moi,
Louis, Dolce Gabbana,
Alexander McQueen, eh oh,
Merde, I love those Manolo.

Fashion: put it all on me.
Don’t you want to see these clothes on me?
Fashion: put it all on me.
I am anyone you want me to be.
Fashion: put it all on me.
Don’t you want to see these clothes on me?
Fashion: put it all on me.
I am anyone you want me to be.

Ooh la la la,
We love designer.

[ Fashion - Lady Gaga ]

The photo for Fashion came as unexpected as the song itself: I had no clue about its existence until I heard it playing from Alessandro Jonah’s computer and totally fell in love with it. Similarly, I didn’t plan to take a Fashion photo during this session - I didn’t even start to think of the concept - but it came out by itself.
I wasn’t even sure if I really liked this photo until I started toying with it in Photoshop to see what I could get out of it and I was blown away. Beside the colours, which were as bright even before I opened it courtesy of the amazing Burano, and Briar Rose who’s totally gorgeous by nature, I love how the dress turned out. You can perfectly see the pattern of the lace and how the light gently draws Briar Rose’s body underneath it. This is everything fashion photography should be about, which is why I give this picture the title.
I’ve also learnt quite a lot about how to handle details in fashion photography from this photo and a little mistake I’ve done (which I won’t reveal, of course!), so it also helped me grow professionally.