I often find it strange, being on a Fashion Promotion course, that I don’t post more of my university work on my blog. Its the whole eternal issue of never being 100% happy with my own work that stops me posting these kinds of things usually, and often once its finished, and I look back at it a couple of months later I can pick at least 20 different things I’d have done differently!
That said, one shoot I am still really happy with was for my first 3rd year project, called Lifestyle Communications. The accessory I chose to ‘create’ for my project was a bicycle for Mulberry. I did the photo shoot with a couple of my funnest friends up at Kilver Court Gardens; a place which to me, is like a fantastical haven that exists somewhat like a secret garden. Needless to say, the gardens are absolutely beautiful, and the perfect place to spend happy times outside in the sunshine during the summer!
I chose the location also because Mulberry founder Roger Saul owns the gardens, as well as Kilver Court which boasts a cute collection of shops far away from the usual kind of thing you might usually find in Shepton Mallet. It was a great pleasure to be able to shoot in such a wonderful place, and I really enjoyed the shoot! Some of you may not know that Photography is one of my favourite hobbies (although I don’t consider myself a photographer by any means because I leg it at the sight of non-digital cameras, and enjoy it more as a hobby than an art form!) so whenever the chance to do a shoot for a project comes up I always want to get stuck in and snap it myself. It was fun editing this shot in my own way, rather than trying to keep it ‘Mulberry-esque’ – which is why there is no branding on it!
The one thing I would change, would be that I would’ve loved to have had a wicker basket on the front of the bicycle – as a student, sometimes my budget restrains what I can do prop-wise, and this was the case here! My model Sarah did a sterling job though (don’t you think?) and will be working with me again as the face of my new business venture CherryHumbug.com which I’m super duper excited about!
I also shot a video to accompany my photographic campaign, which on watching again needs a lot of refining, and the contrast needs correcting (do you see what I mean about these horrible afterthoughts?) but we had a good time shooting it so I thought I’d share it with you all so you can see what I’ve been upto in my time away from blogging!