Tuesday, 13 August 2013

FLESH by Savanah Avery

Last month I had the pleasure of shooting for designer Savanah Avery. She titled her brief for the garments 'cannabulism' as her focus was to turn the fact that we humans wear leather and fur on it's head, and instead make clothes from human substances. The two main featuring pieces were a jacket made of real human hair and a dress of liquid latex that looks exactly like human skin! Although they sound slightly creepy, they are both amazing pieces of clothing. The whole team was in awe - especially of the dress and it's awesome texture (which translated so well in the photographs!).
For the shoot I had the pleasure of meeting and working with model Anna Brimma and MUA Rachael Tench - two very talented ladies! I love working with models that will just try anything no matter how crazy it may sound! They'll just give it a go. Sometimes it's the crazy things that create the shots. And Rachael's hair and makeup skills really brought the whole look together.
The working conditions were a bit challenging as the studio was very hot even late in the afternoon (due to big windows creating a greenhouse effect) but we put lots of fans on and made the best of it!
I really love working on interesting briefs like this as sometimes you need a bit of substance to really get involved in the work. Plus working with such great people made my job ten times easier and of course very enjoyable!

Model: Anna Brimma
H/MUA: Rachael Tench
Designer: Savanah Avery
Photographer: Emma Louise White

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