I have confirmed this week a collaboration with a fellow MA student Scarlett Carson, a Commercial Photographer. I feel this collaboration is very important to my practice, with Graphic Design, Fashion and Commercial Photography being extremely relative, whilst the topic of my studies resonates with Scarletts interests and practice also.
Our idea is around Identity and Standardisation within the Fashion and Beauty Industries. Specifically for this photoshoot and project, we are wanting to use shop mannequins, masks and props to represent the concept of plastic surgery and the strive for perfection, and then showcase this as an editorial or campaign led project.
We are both currently in the process of sourcing props for the shoot, and plan on booking a Photography studio in next few weeks to start experimenting with this idea in the studio. Scarlett has been sourcing mannequins, whilst I have been looking for smaller props such as False Nails to complement the idea, enhance the concept and sharpen the boundaries between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ ‘perfect’ bodies.