Friday, 25 April 2014

'The Woman in Black'

This mood board shows inspiration for another shoot called 'The woman in black', the idea is to use the buildings of churches or crematoriums as the background. The idea came to me when I was doing research on the little black dress, from this I had the idea to do a photo shoot surrounding the black dress, I thought this would look great as a fashion shoot in my magazine as its a black and white publication. So, the idea is to style a variety of black dresses against these buildings and have captions to go with each look.

Nymph Beauty Inspiration

The make-up style for this shoot is natural skin and lips to represent the natural well-being of the myth mythology of nymphs, but then adding false eye lashes and eye make-up to contradict this. The hair style is to look natural and beautiful, maybe in a fish tale plait or simply wavy/curly hair. Hair accessories such as flowers and lace face masks will be part of the look as well. Its all about the eyes.

Nymph Mood Board

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

'Modern Nymph'

Bernadette Newberry, Cincinnati & Drayton Fashion Photographer

A nymph in Greek mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. Nymph's are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing. Generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature. 

This idea to represent the 'modern nymph' came to me when location hunting for my next photo shoot when I came across a beautiful old cemetery. The idea of representing and depicting a 'modern' version of a nymph. Styling the model in beautiful garments with a hint of darkness in order to have opposing recreations of the meaning that the mythology nymphs represent. Maybe an eye mask to oppose this gracious feeling and give multiple emotions to what the image is saying, to get the viewer thinking about what's happening in the image. I will experiment with the idea for my next photo shoot.