White Noise Editorial
For my first editorial since the launch of my new website I wanted to strip everything back and keep things simple, but still giving a sense of who I am as a photographer and what drives me artistically. I would say there are a few defining elements to my work that identify who I am as a creative and the aesthetic that I typically go for.
- Clean (but not necessarily minimal)
Personally I don’t like a lot of clutter in my images so I tend to stay away from quite busy backgrounds where theres a lot going on. The focus always has to be on the subject and anything that I find too distracting I’ll generally remove. Particularly in this shoot I’ve kept the background simple with clean walls and minimal props, but that’s not always the case in my work.
Before going into a shoot I make sure I have a clear idea of the type of character I’m portraying. There doesn’t necessarily always have to be a story, but I do like to know the mood that I want to get across and make sure the expressions are in line with that. I’ll use a mood board (always Pinterest) to develop my concepts prior to the shoot and I’ll include ideas for characters and poses that will compliment the aesthetic. Once I have an idea for the type of look and attitude I want, hair and makeup is usually the next step.
One of the key components to an editorial is that the images are cohesive as a set. Once I’ve edited them all individually I will place them side by side in Photoshop and decide which ones aren’t as strong as the others. Lots of different elements can link images together such as the same location, colour schemes, attitude etc but it’s important that the whole editorial has a similar feel. I also think the position of images within an editorial is highly important, so when I create diptychs I’ll spend time pairing images off and deciding the ones that work best together based on composition and crop.
I hope you enjoy White Noise and I’m excited to start sharing more work.
Photography/Styling/Creative Direction/Hair and Makeup all done myself.