Over the past few days I have started to edit the images I shot last Friday. This has been an interesting process because although I have some idea of what I want my images to look like I am also experimenting with how I edit them and the use of typography in my work.
There were a few necessities that I believed that I needed to include when editing the images:
- I wanted them to look like propaganda/advertisements which meant that I needed to include typography and think about typefaces, font size and colour, as well as the positioning of the text.
- I felt that the images had to be ridiculous, extravagant and just generally over the top and so wanted to make sure there were bright colours involved in all my images.
- I wanted it to be obvious that this is a body of work is a mockery and so wanted to highlight the fact that it is an ice cream cone that has been PVA glued onto my models head – I mean I’m not trying to fool anyone with this fact!
So this was my starting place when editing but firstly I wanted to see how one of my test images would go down with people and so I shared it on the Northern Star Photography Instagram page and Incandescent ’16 shared it on theirs. Here were the responses:
They seemed to get a good general reaction to them and so I began to carry on with my actual edits for this new body of work that I am creating.
I had asked my model whilst working with her if she could have any colour unicorn horn what would she have. Gold! She would have a gold horn! As my princess unicorn I felt that this was fairly appropriate and so when editing I decided to look for a shade of yellow/orange that was close to gold but also worked well with the rest of the colours I was working with.
On originally editing my images I just put the # that I wanted to use in this selection of images in but the more I researched into advertising I realised that I needed to add in a few more bits to some of them such as terms and conditions in small writing at the bottom of them all. When writing the terms and conditions though I wanted them to be a ludicrous and out there as the images were so I began researching into the sort of terms and conditions included in adverts. It was through this research that I feel that I have been able to create the most realistic and at the same time unrealistic advertisements that fully match my original aim. Check them out at:
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