the degree show took place at the University of Derby and lasted from 29th of may until the 15th of june.
i didn’t actually attend the degree show due to illnesses so i had to look purely online and in brochures. and from there i found out additional information about each photographer by going onto their websites.
in the brochure the main photographers to whom captured my eye were;
discovering a space in the market for young girls who want to be stylised and have a modelling experience for a day she has decided to create a experience like this. she is catering for this experience with a team of stylists make-up and hair stylists to take beautiful pictures in stunning locations and as a result providing romantic and feminine images with a vintage feel to them for all models.
these images are poppy and sweet and they seem to look very professional to me and have been technically and aetheitcally very well composed each individual image is very matching from the hair, makeup and location to the atmospheric climate and the lighting each is very well executed to an extremely high standard.
he has such a precise and perfectly executed manner about his work. with each and every detail planned down to a tee before his shoots. controlled and refined the work he creates is brilliant to look at. he has also had the honour of recently working alongside of the Hasselblad master Bryn Griffiths as his retoucher for his upcoming exhibition.
his current project explores troupe l’ceil fragmented shapes, inspired by the ‘visual puzzle’ in contemporary ad campaigns. he believes this to be finding control is disarray which is much like the rest of his work possibly his style of photography reflects a life experience of struggle and controlled and refined photography fixes this. one of his images in his ‘fragmented series’ won him the title of BIPP’s Midlands Photographer of the Year and the winner of the student category.
with a very broad interest in photography over the years charlotte has worked o various genres of photography from portraiture to landscape. she says that “this year i have really found y passion for portraiture. the feeling of being able to capture and immortalise a persons beauty reminds me of why i love picking up a camera.” this quote spoke to me personally as i believe this statement to be very true and is the main reason as to why i aspire to become a photographer some day, the sheer thought of being able to capture a moment is a wonderful concept.
the example of her work below is part of her series of images taken in collaboration with a derby University Fashion Student in which she had to capture all aspects of the coat which the student has designed and made in a style of her choosing.
in the exhibition itself she has worked hard to create fashion portraits which were based around the 50s era styles. the idea she had was to link between tween fashion and feminism. gender equality campaigns are her passion and she wanted to incorporate this into her photography exhibition. the portraits she took came alongside a fashion magazine article that discussed societies interest in vintage culture and how this reflects on the changes that have been made since the 50s era.
has cool concept of making an entire body of work based around the idea of comfort food exploring the whole of the british comfort food idea. the final decision she came to as of what to photograph was taken rom the results of a survey created by AXA on the subject. her mother prepares food for her all the time from scratch so her idea of comfort food started at home.
all her images were themed around the idea of comfort food in winter and as it wasn’t winter at the time all of her images were only taken with natural light with a rustic and christmas time feel to all of them.