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From the outside influences project..

These are the shots from the’wannabe MTV’ and ‘wannabe celebrity/reality tv’

I have included an unretouched out-take , she had just seen herself in the mirror and was cracking up.

The second in the outside influences project was possibly more uncomfortable to shoot than the first..for a lot of reasons.
The idea of the project is to work a concept based around the perceived and real stereotypes in the media on how the media effects children.

This means that for much of the project I am going OTT, in varying ways, dark or with a splatter of caricature/comedy, in this case I have tried to create a feeling of her being almost a carton caricature but keep the rest of the image more ‘real’


Some of the images will cause controversy, I am aware of this and that many may not like them,but then again, many do not like what they see ‘out there’ and its that that I am trying to address through this by working with my youngest daughter  on subjects we have discussed at length, she in turn throws herself into her acting role for each set with gusto..

Her hair has gotten so long, I really should trim it, but I cant bring myself too.

So I have made a start on the ‘hidden selves’ project.

The idea is to explore the darker sides of ourselves we keep hidden away or feel we have to hide..and work with a personal set of concepts for each models ‘inner selves’

Ok, so it had to be done..

Mother of ferrets shoot :D with Lunar Rose and Sidney the ferret :D

Boo!

Boo!

OK,

So this was an extremely hard set to shoot but one I had been planning in my head for a long long time.

Its another the second set from the ‘outside influences’ project based on the stereotypes in the media on how the media itself effects children.. this set is simply called ‘Fashion’

I included the headshot simply because it works in conjunction with the set as a whole, originally it was an outtake when asked to look ‘sad’..

They are not mean to be pretty and sadly I am not good with subtlety, but that was again part of the point..if anything they are a caricature of the percieved issues..

My daughter is wonderful to work with, the shoots themselves spark long conversations on the topics at hand and she nails the emotion for me.

OK,

So this was an extremely hard set to shoot but one I had been planning in my head for a long long time.

Its the second set from the ‘outside influences’ project based on the stereotypes in the media on how the media itself effects children.. this set is simply called ‘Fashion’

They are not mean to be pretty and sadly I am not good with subtlety, but that was again part of the point..if anything they are a caricature of the percieved issues..

My daughter is wonderful to work with, the shoots themselves spark long conversations on the topics at hand and she nails the emotion for me.

I really dont get to shoot much these days but recently decided to try to fit in the rest of various projects I have been working on with my daughter for years now. 

So, Yesterday I finally made a whole 20 mins to shoot another from the ‘outside influence’ project we have had ongoing since she was pretty small(not that she is big now)there are more sets to come over the next few weeks, all a take on the perceived stereotypes on how children react to the media. 

This chapter is called “I dont like Mondays”  We had a long talk about the subject matter, whys and hows and so on, it became quite philosophical…these are the results.

So, today I finally made a whole 20 mins to shoot another from the ‘outside influence# project we have had ongoing since she was pretty small(not that she is big now)

This chapter is called”I dont like Mondays” We had a long talk about the subject matter, whys and hows and so on, it became quite philosophical…these are the results, massive props to Mercy who nailed it for pretty much every shot..

samuraibunni:

Ok, so here it is. This shoot was six months in the making and preparation. I made the costume, head prosthetics, the backgrounds - even the shoes myself! All modelled by the wonderful Sirensong (Shanea Gaiger), who endured 6 1/2 hours of me swearing at the prosthetics when they wouldn’t stick,…