Steven Meisel Is a contemporary Photographer working for Vogue and other advertisements , he is able to create a fashion image with edge . Meisel has stated that fashion images were much more experimental in the 70's and 80's than they are today.
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The make up in this image creates deep hollow eyes even the eyes them selfs are dark which is unusual in a beauty image. However , i believe this is the most fascinating part of the image , the dark deep eyes against the pale flawless skin . The image has been lit from above which causes a shadow down one side of the face and the chest . The simplicity with in this image allows the viewer to see the model at a vulnerable point however she looks in charge she has a bound with the camera which is capture through the eye.
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The basic backgrounds of the images that Miesel captures allows the model to burst into the image . In this image a light has been cast on the models face from the side which add a shadow down the left hand side of the face as though the side of the model face is going up in smoke . I also like how highlighter has been used on the cheeks and this has been caught by the lighting .
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As this has been placed against a black backdrop the lighting has been cast down upon the model this highlights her cheekbones and fingers . The stare of this image captures the audience, she has seduction in her eyes and the cigarette adds an illusion of Hollywood Glamour . I like how this image sets the scene for a story, this women could be sat in a bar, hotel or murder scene and she still looks glamourous.
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An androgynous hairstyle with a feminine emotion and facial expression . The natural lighting used on this image soften the harsh angles in the face. The facial could be perceived as sexual, as this relates to the character of Julia I am investigating ways of showing promiscuity within the image .
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This image has been lit from behind which show the whiteness of the hair and the styling in the hair . I would like my lighting to compliment the details with the hair and the make up. Although this has a location setting it is not clear where the model is , it look industrial which adds the the grey tones in the image .
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For one of my images I would like to add texture . I want to image this be used to enhance the narrative .
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The lighting glimpsing through the neck draws the eyes directly into the image . Again this image hights the hair , I like the movement caused by the hair.