Monochrome (well almost) styling

Updated on Jul 09, 2014
vintage scarf - Zara pants - Converse sneakers - Swatch watch - H&M top
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menvain 's Thoughts:

I was looking back at my archives and I found this set of images. When I was studying photography, quite often we modeled for each other.  There are a few reasons for that.  Firstly, we have a lof of assessments on top of the major folio preparation before the semester ends.  For weekely assessments, we generally helped each other by posing infront of the camera as we have no time to look for model for such tight deadlines.  Secondly, the budget. Sometimes, we have to pay small fees to bring a model.  If they are happy to model for free, sometimes the make up artist and the hair stylist might want to charge a small fee.  Then the clothing, accessories and foot wear.  Sometimes we can get away if the model happy to bring their own clothing, and you have friends that can do professional make up and hairstyle. Thirdly, hiring a studio and eventually printing the images.  Yes, it is not cheap.  That was why I deferred.  When i was in my final 2 years, it was getting expensive.  I need to buy more lenses, flashes etc.  Not to mention hiring a model.  On top of that, I was too busy with my job and freelance works.  I could not cope.  Though my former coursemates, mentor and teachers thought I am talented but I have no choice but to deffer.

Anyway, my former coursemate needed some help with his folio and he was asking me to volunteer.  Obviously I did.  These are some snapshots of the photoshoot. The main picture was the final submission.  He needed a moody fashion shoot. After post editing, we made the image warmer and darker.  I think with my monochrome styling, I think we nailed the brief.

I bought this scarf from Chinatown in Melbourne but there were random people at several ocassion  asking me whether it was Alexander McQueen scarf.  I was curious and checked out his collection and I saw Alexander McQueen has a collection using skulls.  That explained why.  However, if you look closely, it is not the same. 

This ensemble is very Melbourne and super comfortable.  I still rock this ensemble quite often. Do you like it?

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