Specialist Techniques and Process 3 – Proposal

OUTCOME 1

 

10/10/15

Proposal draft 4 (all drafts in research folder)

Potential questions/issues;

Why do people wear the clothes they wear?

Is how we dress influenced by our profession?

Does the lifestyle of an individual influence their fashion choices?

Does the age/gender/culture of an individual impact their fashion choices?

Is fashion important to people?

 

Within my project I aim to explore the alliance between people and fashion. I will do this by looking closely at whether what people wear professionally is influenced by their lifestyle.

I am aiming to capture a series of images which explore the range of clothing/uniform which people wear professionally. I will be working with people of different ages/cultures/genders who work in different professional roles. I will be working closely with these people in order to answer questions such as; Why do people wear the clothes they wear? Is how we dress influenced by our profession? Does the lifestyle of an individual influence their fashion choices? Does the age/gender/culture of an individual impact their fashion choices? Is fashion important to people?

My research will consist of creating and handing out a questionnaire in order to find potential subjects and also to begin getting to know a little about them in order to start photographing. I will begin testing ideas upon myself and how I represent myself professionally.

I will be examining objective photography. I will start  by looking at a series of images which closely look at different types and classes of people in a town – People of the Twentieth Century – 1920’s by August Sander. I will be looking closely at how he has represented these people, how he has defined them professionally and the composition of his portraits. I will also look at how Thomas Ruff has composed and directed his portrait serious and what he wanted to represent through this. In conjunction I will  be looking into lifestyle product photography in order to photograph the clothing/uniform of someone’s profession separately.

I will photograph both on location and within the studio. I will photograph the subjects on location within their work place or a place situated with their profession. I will photograph their clothing/uniform within the studio to identify their fashion influence.

I aim for this work to be self-published or published within a lifestyle magazine in order to represent to the readers and industry that fashion is a huge part of how people identify with themselves and one another. However I would also like the work to be in a gallery or exhibition in order for people to look up close and personal at the images to see how we all unconsciously judge people on their professional lifestyles.

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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; livbates93@gmail.com and visit my website; www.oliviabatesphotography.foliohd.com

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