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!