My last week working with Elizabeth was spent finishing off bits and bobs of projects I had started with during the pervious weeks. Elizabeth was still on holiday so I worked from home. I also did some street style photography which i sent to Elizabeth for her trend forecasting research. When Elizabeth came back from her holiday I edited loads of photos she had taken. These will be uploaded to the blog soon. I am sad my work placement with Elizabeth has come to an end, I really enjoyed working with her and getting to know her and I hope I can work with Elizabeth again in the future.
During this week I edited the 1,000 photographs of Ellie for the ASOS market place and Elizabeth Lau’s online shop. I made sure that in each photo they were the same proportion and same lighting.This week I also edited more photos for numerous blog posts. This week Elizabeth went on holiday, so I have been working from home editing pictures and working on my report.
This week working with Elizabeth Lau was really exciting, we started the week by visiting the ASOS head office in Greater London House. The building was amazing from the outside but also on the inside, it was so light, open with a great working atmosphere. Elizabeth asked me to come along to the meeting to take photographs of the offices and her meeting with one of the ASOS buyers. The meeting was about a collection of jumpers Elizabeth is in the process of making for ASOS. The meeting went very well and we were so impressed with the building and ASOS offices that the buyer, Amanda gave us a tour. I was so grateful Elizabeth took me to the meeting with her, I really value the opportunity to visit the offices and was so inspired by the building and atmosphere in the office that I would be interested to one day work for ASOS, helping put together their monthly magazine.This week I also organised for models to come for a casting for a photo shoot for a possible t-shirt design. This didn’t go as well as expected as from the 8 models that had confirmed to come for a casting only 2 came. This was really disappointing as I thought most models would be professional enough to show up. However I did enjoy looking through the models portfolio.On Thursday I spent the day working with model Ellie from Nevs model agency. In the morning I shot her wearing Elizabeths vintage and second hand clothing for sale, and in the afternoon shot her wearing Elizabeth Lau’s designs. The second clothing photos will be on the ASOS marketplace website soon and the photographs of Elizabeth’d designs will be on her online shop when it launches. I really enjoyed this day shooting with the model, I loved talking to her about her experiences within the industry and got me really excited about my future working with more models on shoots.
Week 3 was similar to my second week working with Elizabeth Lau. I continued editing photos for the blog posts and looking for models for upcoming photoshoots. One Wednesday the one for the vintage and second hand clothing and Tuesday I am casting models for a possible shoot for motifs for T-shirt designs.This week I also met another intern working for Elizabeth, Tracy. Together we did a mini street style shoot, showcasing one of Elizabeths A/W 2012 designs. Then editing them in photoshop creating interesting layouts for the blog post, using different techniques such as mirroring and illustration on top of the images. On the day that Tracy was in we also did a mini shoot with Elizabeths Blythe doll, for which she has made tiny versions of her designs. The idea of the shoot is the Blythe doll wearing the designs in London landmarks, as Elizabeth’s designs are largely influenced by London quirky-ness. Because the weather was so bad all week, we were unable to do the full shoot because of the rain instead we did a trial at Baker Street tube station. When the weather is good I hope to spend the whole day continuing this shoot.This week Elizabeth’s prototypes for her Elizabeth Lau loves ASOS collection arrived from the manufacturers. I photographed each item and then on photoshop had to draw on the images the changes Elizabeth wants the manufacturers to make and to show ASOS when we go on Tuesday.I am very excited for this week with Elizabeth, as I get the opportunity to go to the ASOS offices with her and photograph the process of her collection for them. I am also excited to do my first casting and the styling shoot on Wednesday! It will be a busy week from which I am sure I am will learn a lot!
My second week with Elizabeth was just as enjoyable as the first. Everyday I continued editing photos for the online blog/ journal. The posts are about a variety of things, from Elizabeth’s love for Chanel, button bags she hand makes for each garment, backstage video stills and much more. I really enjoy editing photographs as I like working with photoshop and am confident in it. On Wednesday when the rain stopped, we jumped outside and did a quick street style shoot of Elizabeth’s style focusing on her jewellery. This week I was also asked to do some styling layouts which I had never done before and am still working on them.This week I also booked a model for a look book style shoot, with second hand and vintage clothing for Friday. I am continuously looking for a model I require for a shoot of simple black and white beauty portraits with quirky accessories. At the end of the week I spent a lot of time looking at A/W 2012 collection, selecting certain trends for theme and trend boards. This week as been a good week. I am very comfortable working with Elizabeth she is such a lovely lady. I am excited for the shoots of this week!
After a lovely Easter holiday I started my work placement with designer Elizabeth Lau. I started the week with meeting her at her London studio, we discussed the ideas and plans she has for my time with her and wanted my opinions and visions too. As Elizabeth knows that my main interests lie in photography we kept this in mind when thinking of projects for me to do for her Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection. My first job was to photoshop pictures Elizabeth had taken for her blog, size them and create layouts with them for her posts. Another job I did this week was to take photographs of many of her garments on a mannequin for the online shop which will be launched soon. I really enjoyed this as i got to work with the actual designs so got to feel the fabrics, but what excited me most was steaming them! When I was taking the photographs I kept in mind that the images had to be constant with lighting and composition. As the images are for the online shop I had the idea to take closer shots of the details in her designs. I then spent a lot of time editing the images to make sure the lighting and sizing was uniform throughout all images. Another job I had been doing throughout the week was looking for models that would be fitting to any shoots I would get to do. Overall my first week working with Elizabeth had been extremely enjoyable. I feel really happy and inspired working with Elizabeth and so am excited for the weeks to come!