Images from my first fashion shoot using clothes created by a fashion student. My group had a blue dress and hat created with recycled materials. I wanted to create a gothic, eerie scene using a black background, lace gloves and black feather wings. We weren’t actually allowed to use a black background but as I was going to flash out the background anyway, I thought using the black would be ok and create the effect I was looking for. I would have preferred to do my shoot on location but because we were in a group they wanted to use a studio setting and I worked around this.
I had researched poses before the shoot and I knew I wanted simple poses facing the side to show off the wings and dress. This was something I had to think about, showing off the dress in my shoots, so the only lights I used were shining on the dress and face of the model. I knew the wings would be hard to see with the black background, but with a little dodging on photo-shop I have managed to bring them back into the image, this is one of the advantages of shooting in RAW format.