In preparation for doing my own Holger Trulzsch camouflage photograph I practised blending an object in with a background in the hope that this would help me when it came to doing my own photograph. I used face paints to try to camouflage my hand into a white and black background like Holger Trulzsch did when blending people into their surroundings.
After finding a picture of a Veruschka camouflaged by Holger Trulzsch i became extremely inspired to try my own full body picture but still linking the picture in with my project. I liked the images of Verushka because they are unique and original. I would like to relate Holger Trulzsch’s photographs into my work by using his idea of painting the whole body instead of just the face. Over the past few days i have made a plan of what i’m going to do including full body shots of my model with colour paint on them relating to a culture.
In photoshop i tried making my photographs even more unique by merging two of my pictures together. I like this photograph because it looks realistic when i have actually merged a 5 year olds eyes with a 17 year old eyes but if you hadent looked at my other photographs you wouldnt know that they have been photoshopped together.
As well as doing the make-up for my photo shoots i also felt it was necessary to style the persons hair to match the photograph. I did this because like Rankin and Stephen Eastwoods photographs they don’t just focus on the person and make-up in the photograph its also about the backdrop, hair, positioning and angle of the photograph. Here is an example of one way i styles my models hair for my photograph.
Over the past few weeks i have been taking photographs of people with make-up covering their faces and hands. The make-up in every individual photograph represents a colour that means something in a culture. My project i have decided to take further in Photography is using make-up to represent what the colours mean in different cultures. I liked this idea because its different and i feel i can use both of make-up and Photoshop to make my pictures unique and show what i am capable of. I thought of ideas for what to do by using a website where i found what each colour meant in different cultures. For example for my picture of Jasmin Raynsford with black facepaint on her face i used the make-up on her face to represent evil as Thailand believe that the colour black represents evil. I also used Jasmins facial expression to confirm this as she looks very stern.
Photograph 1: Blue – Aquarius – water
Photograph 2: Purple and yellow – Royalty
Photograph 3: Red – India – Purity
Photograph 4: Black – Thailand – evil
Photograph 5: Silver/Black –
Photogragh 6: Multi
Photograph 7: Red – love