First year, Alex Mcdowell shoots the TV and Clothing brief for the Introduction to Editorial and Advertising Photography module.
4th January 2021
For my first module, Introduction to Advertising and Editorial Photography, I was given a range of briefs; this is a mixture of work from two that I selected. First, was to shoot two images for social media to advertise a film, I focused on ‘This Is England’. Inspired by the work of Nick Knight, and his book ‘Skinhead’, I began to develop an idea – with the aim to achieve a raw outlook on the behaviour of skinheads.
While working with Adam and James, I decided to spend time shooting some images to add to my personal work and help inform ideas within the brief; these two head shots truly encapsulate their personalities.
Next, was shooting portrait for a magazine – Glamour focus a large section of their attention towards empowering women, this was the main focus of my shoot. Guy Bourdin and Andy Warhol’s use of colour; mixed with the hair and make-up of Rebecca Doney played a huge part in my inspiration.
Working with Anna was great; shooting with such a creative individual was motivating and stimulating; together we mixed bright and loud clothes with strong poses, to produce a set of images that overall, I am pleased with.