At the beginning of my degree course during the photography and styling section of the first semester, we were given what seemed like the easy task of a self portrait project to start off the year - I was SO wrong. Something so simple causes havoc with me and my overactive imagination. I had so many ideas running through my head and a few things I had to consider. In my self portrait I wanted to reflect aspects of my personality, my interests and things that made me and make me what I am today. I had to consider how deep I wanted to go and expose myself, and whether I wanted the shoot to be fun or a little more serious. I wanted to incorporate more than one aspect of myself into the end product and possibly create a story and/or greater understanding of yours truly.
For my final idea in these set of photographs I incorporated: ★ MY LOVE FOR THE 1950s ★ NAUTICAL FASHION/ART ★ PIN-UP GIRLS ★ ARTIST GIL ELVGREN ★ BLUE ★ I HAVE ALWAYS LIVED BY THE SEA AND I LOVE IT - LINKS WITH NAUTICAL ★ LOVE FOR MY FAMILY = THE STRIPED SHIRT REMINDS ME OF A NURSES' UNIFORM (MOTHER) & MY FATHER WAS IN THE NAVY BACK IN THE DAY ★ ALTERNATIVE FASHION & TATTOOS ★ I LOVE BIG HAIR AND RED LIPS ★