WEEK 16: SUPERVISOR SESSION (W/ SHANE)
This photography project seeks to explore the complexity of personality and individuality. The project makes use of the Central European concept Gesamtkunstwerk – the unification of a singular concept presented through several art forms, in this case, fashion and photography. First, facets of the multi-layered self are revealed through the photograph printed onto the fabric of custom-made clothes, and later through the capturing of the subject wearing these unique clothes in a personally related surrounding.
At this point, I am showing the first part of my project, the custom-made clothes with photographs printed onto their fabric. These printed photographs relate to the person for whom this garment is made and seeks to show one facet of their nature. Not only do the photographs stand for individuality, but also the process of how I made those pictures and the collaboration with each of my friends is individual. All three outfits are bespoke, made from different materials, and have unique sewing patterns.
Keeping in mind that next semester I will make fashion photographs with these people wearing their outfits, completing the exploration of showing several facets of a personality in one photograph.
This is most likely the only time when I will show the actual clothes.
- Introduction of the models.
- Photographs around the body, not visible at one glance, force the viewer to “explore” photograph = metaphor for understanding someone's personality. (WHY of Critical Review Report)
- The other extreme of fast fashion, as highly individual and can only be worn by one person. (WHY of Critical Review Report)
- Individual process and individual, how photographs can be interpreted.
Critical Review Report (submitted)