Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Final Designs!

Below are the final collaborations between myself and Matt which we are handing in as our final pieces. Please click on each individual image to see them large.

Here is a selection of some of my final designs for my body shop project.
Please click on each individual image to see them large.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Design Ideas - Bodyshop Projection Shoot

Ok, so this week, Matt came up with the design below. It is intended to stand out and put a message across. I liked the idea, but I felt that it didn't look finished (sorry Matt!) So despite my teacher also loving it, I decided to add to it and create my version of the design...


So the first thing I did was add one of my projection images to Matts design. Which I liked but I didn't love. This got me thinking and playing around with tag lines and colors...

Which eventually lead to these designs below...

So here are the large versions of the designs I have come up with so far from my projection photo shoot. Aimed for both men and women, unlike most ad campaigns that target either one or the other. Any thoughts and critique are welcome :)
p.s. Click on them to see large and with a white border!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Body Paint Photo Shoot - What really went on!

This shoot was incredibly challenging for me. I managed to get a talented body paint artist to work for free for me and I got a model at last minute to pose almost naked, outdoors in November for free! I did have another model arranged who has a lot of previous modelling experience but she had to cancel due to illness. The model I used had little experience in front of a camera. However she was willing, open minded and enthusiastic so what more could I ask for! She also had a lovely figure and a natural look which was a must for this particular shoot.

We were really working against the clock with this shoot as there was a tight deadline for the project so we had to shoot before the model started work at 1:30pm. We began painting the model at 8am and headed off to the forest at 11am. We only had an hour to shoot which was incredibly difficult because it didn't give much time to find which parts of the forest worked best for the location. The lighting played havoc and I was forever changing my manual settings to suit the current lighting situation. The other issue was that I had to make sure my model was kept warm so every 5 minutes we would stop and wrap her up in a big coat. She was so incredibly brave to do her first proper photo shoot nude, outdoors on a cold Novembers day! I have a huge amount of respect for her!

Behind the scenes of our body painting shoot!

The body paint artist assisted me on the shoot by keeping watch out for dog walkers and keeping close by with the models coat at the ready! When our time was up we rushed back to the models house so she could get to work. I then began editing the best images for the next 2 days. The hardest thing was cloning out her underwear! She wore a nudge coloured thong, but the paint did not take well on the material so I had to do a huge amount of painting on Photoshop to make it look more artistic and like she was actually nude.

I'm now going to pass the edited images onto Matt who is pretty much in charge of turning the images into an ad campaign with his genius skills on illustrator and Photoshop. Fingers crossed they turn out good and it was worth the hard work and effort I put into the shoot!

Here are a couple of the photos from my body painting shoot... they will all be up on flickr soon

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Fashion Photo Shoots for Body Shop Project

Matt and I did two 2 studio shoots this week for uni. Both for our Body Shop project for the D&AD awards. We came across a lot of obstacles, such as models canceling just before the shoots to name but a few! But despite everything that happened we got through and came out the other end with some really cool images! Here is a sneak peak of some of the photos from the shoot :)

This model is called Naomi. She was wonderful and stepped in at the very last minute! I am so grateful! Please click on the image to view it much larger!

Below was our rose themed shoot. Our model canceled very last minute and there was no way of getting another model in...but we had the studio booked so I modeled and Matt did the photography. Then I edited the images afterward. I'm still working on a bunch of them!

Please click on the image to view it much larger!

All images are copyrighted to Emy Lou and Matt Nottage. Please respect copyright.

Projection Shoot - preview & behind the scenes!

Getting make up done - Both of my models (kat and Luke) had to be covered in white body paint so that the projections would show up on their bodies!

A snap of Luke waiting for one of the projections to be set up.

Here are some examples of our photos...
Click on the photos to see them larger!

So this is a nice little preview and a bit of behind the scenes. Once all photos are finished they will be up on flickr to view and critique!

The body paint concept is on!

The body paint shoot is officially happening - after people at uni said I wouldn't be able to do it for various reasons...well I am doing it! It's arranged for tomorrow and the weather is set to be sunny (phew!)

Here is my lovely model and body paint artist for the shoot!

Here are my final pieces of inspiration...

Please note - none of these photos are mine. They are just being used as reference material to give a better idea of what the aim is to everyone involved.