Is fashion art or is it an extension of the photographer’s vision. That is a question that has been burning for a very long time, and please mind the pun.
I think every photographer would like to be called an artist in their own right, regardless what genre or style they shoot, I know what I try and convey in my pictures is to tell a story with in each picture I take for LaMode. And in doing so, in the series of images that I put together it projects a story to the reader, with the help of the clothes that the model is wearing of course or in this editorial for LaMode, the swimwear.
So is fashion art, my answer to that question is no. Fashion now a days is so commercial that it is leaning towards a more commerce direction e.g selling clothes online is something of a billion-dollar industry now a days, but that is just a small part of it.
You will notice that some of the amazing clothes that you get to see at the different Fashion Weeks around the world get so watered down that they can sometimes be unrecognisable by the time they reach the shops online or in store. That is because the designer is trying to make a statement, a little bit like me with LaMode in some ways. But not to get side-tracked, the photographers vision is something that is helped by the clothes that the model wears to create a story that is not only eye catching, but also cinematic and theoretical at the same time. So to rap this little blurb up, I ask you this question. Do you dress to make a statement or do you dress for yourself. Food for thought enjoy ….."This is What Love look Like"
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Where Art Meets Art
Have you ever walked around in your backyard and thought how lucky you are to live in the place that you live in? Well I don't think about that every day I wake up, but I do think that I am lucky to live in Sydney and be able to live in the city that I do. Not only is it close to the beach but, if I ever needed to get away from the concrete so called jungle I would be able to jump on a train and walk down to Hyde park and clear my mind and recharge and get ready for whatever I want to be ready for. Which is usually prepping for a shoot or coming up for new ideas to shoot for LaMode and or for a client.
I was brain storming one day and thought I have never done a editorial on Hyde park, so here I bring to you the top 30 images that I shot just after the new year. Again it is all in black&white and unedited just to show you, my reader that you don't have to throw everything into photoshop and change the contrast and brightness on every photo that you shoot.
So here I bring to you my art side of my photography: Where Art Meets Art
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog style format, or what I would like to call a blogZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with it's editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader with our point of view.
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