Barry M was first established in 1986, well known for it’s vibrant make-up, it specializes in eye-shadow, nail varnish and lip stick. I have chosen Barry M as my main point of focus for the Make-up side of the shoot due to the type of colouring it is they produce.
When I first read the briefing for this assignment, I was completely excited by the possible outcomes I could produce. It began with a remotely decent idea which I clearly rushed in to, it had the potential to be a good idea, but I went the wrong way about it. The fashion style I went for clashed far too much with the chosen theme for it too work. If the style was more of a natural and soft look, it could have contrasted in a much better way.
Instead I decided to change my original idea, to something more suitable, I feel I lacked studio work amongst my portfolio, and believed it would be a fantastic idea once decided how I was going to go about it. The only real problem I had was to decide what my chosen theme was going to be, I went for the 1970’s due to the strong colouring involved with in the typical persons outfit, make-up etc.
I came to realize that the make-up I would be working with, could represent the 1970’s in it’s own way, and this would then lead me towards another aspect of the brief, which was to consider using the fashion photography in marketing terms. This is when I decided I could use my photography to advertise the Make-up involved. So I began to research Make-up companies, looking out for ones that sold vibrant coloured Make-up and ‘Barry M’ appeared to be the most popular of the selection.
If I was given the chance to re-shoot my assignment, there wouldn’t be a great deal I would change. I would perhaps, drift away from the 1970’s, and clothing etc. and perhaps concentrate more on Jewelery. I would attempt to gain jewelery from a previous era, and advertise this upon the model, I would have continued to work within the studio.
Apart from this, I fully believe I have a produced a fairly successful outcome to the original assignment briefing.
As apart of the brief, one of the two main aspects I had to cover was the photographer who helped inspire me amongst the photography shoots.
My chosen photographer is James Garrahan. This is down to the style behind is work. The colour schemes involved within his imagery are both neutral and vibrant. Unintentionally this is going to help me when it comes to producing my imagery as my chosen Theme was the 1970’s, although James’ work is not intended for the 1970’s style in any way, the colouring appears to suit my assignment well.
This was my first test shoot at St. Lukes Church, the images have not been manipulated in the slightest, as I figured I didn’t want to waste my time trying to improve the idea as a whole. After photographing a friend at the location, I am beginning to believe whilst I have the time I should restart my assignment, to an idea that would suit me better.
Here are the results, I do believe however, I will be arranging other shoots, in the upcoming future at St. Luke’s church as it is such a fantastic location, and has the potential to help create the most beautiful of images.