Second Year Luke Squelch discusses his recent work for the Editorial Photography with Moving Image module.
16th December 2020
Utilising my previous skills learnt before University, I have recently decided to focus my specialisation more towards set design. After receiving the music artwork brief in the Editorial Photography with Moving Image module, I knew this was my first chance to begin my new venture.
I designed an exact replicated two-way bathroom set whereby I could fantasise the mirror reflection by adding different models and props to either side of the set. I wanted to capture a still and a moving image piece for the release of the song ‘Somebody Else’ by The 1975.
The narrative for my set was to show how different people react to a relationship breakup. Having the female side show that she has moved on, resulting in the room to be clean and bright. Whereas the male side would show a more depressive darker state, which would only be lit by the light flowing through the ‘mirror’.
The inspiration for my set originated from a campsite toilet in Cornwall when I visited my parents on holiday back in September. The way the lighting fell onto a mirror sat above a vanity unit gave off a set-like appearance. I captured an image of the bathroom, jotted down the idea into my notes app and the idea snowballed from there. I designed, constructed, painted, propped and captured the idea over a 4-week period, mainly working after hours. I feel like this is project that I am happy present to industry professionals to hopefully aid me into getting work experience later on in the University year.