I visited a number of websites and read various magazines throughout my research. Here is the reading list.
FINAL LAYOUT EDITORIAL
Here is my final 4 images. I decided to have two double page spreads, I felt I wanted to link the colours together and putting them in DPS linked them well. I decided to call the editorial ‘Souk and Spice’. Souk means market in Moroccan and seeing as this is where I took the coned spice inspiration from I thought it was relevant to include this name. I also thought it sounded catchy and memorable. Overall my images turned out exactly how I had imagined them and I am happy with how I portrayed atmosphere through light, colour and shadow. Looking at the images you can almost smell the spices!
Looking through some still life editorial shoots pop has featured I found one by Sam Hofman. I particularly liked the use of space and lighting in these images and found the powder related to my final concept. This is why I think my magazine should feature in POP.
Here are some editorials I found from POP magazine; my chosen magazine. I decided to place my editorial images within this magazine because I feel the magazine offers a variety of creative concepts throughout issues where I think my images would fit in perfectly. Here are some images from editorials I have found from POP where I feel photographers and stylists have used lighting and colour to create atmosphere within the pictures. Just by looking at the set of images I feel that’s the message the images are trying to portray, I feel each image has a different mood and this has been created by shadow, light and colour. This is where I think my images would be perfect for POP magazine.
When I chose my final 4 images I started to play around with curves and levels to see what happened and it seemed to enhance the colour and start to add colours into the background that weren’t there before, it was creating exactly what I imagined in my head. I then started to enhance the hue and saturation picking particular colours to draw attention too. When I had edited all 4 images I then started to pick my layout. When choosing a layout I decided I wanted to place my editorial for POP magazine, I feel images like this would be seen in POP magazine because of the bold striking colours and the innovative yet simple concept. POP didn’t necessarily have particular layouts to their editorials the ones I had researched varied, so I decided to place borders of traditional Moroccan patterns matching to the colour of the spice within the images, I felt the borders linked the 4 images well together.
Here is the contact sheet to some of my edited down images. The overall shoot went exactly how I pictured it in my head and I was happy with the way the lighting and colours went together. I feel I followed my concept all the way through to the final outcome and produced images that created culture and atmosphere. The jewelry complimented the spices well and the colouring from the acetate through a light shadowed effectively onto the background of my images. I shot in the studio to enhance what I wanted my final outcome to look like. Photographer Dave Schofield shot my images. Now I have edited down my images I will choose my final 4 and start to play with the effects on Photoshop to enhance the lighting and colour to it’s full potential and create as much atmosphere as they can.
Hip Pop editorial for W magazine’s May 2011 - LINK
This image I found on Trend Hunter from an editorial in W magazine I particularly loved the coloured backdrop, lighting and shadowing within the imagery. The clash of pattern and array of colours is great. This is the kind of lighting I am looking to aim for in my final images.
I found these images from an article called Rainbow Inspired Styles - LINK on Trend Hunter website. When I saw these images I felt a relation to what I wanted the colour and mood to be like in my final images. The mixed colours throughout the whole image create a unique atmosphere through light and colour, which is exactly what I want to create in my images.