a while ago i posted an interesting video i found as inspiration for this project.
i have been examining the riot grrrl movement for part of my college project. a huge part of the movement is about being yrself, not caring what other people think and feeling comfortable in yr own skin. over the years this movement has helped me become more at own in my own skin and with this project i aim to inspire people to do the same.
i photographed models topless as the naked human form is one of the most natural things in the world. i used different body types to show that beauty comes in many shapes and forms and i projected text, ranging from derogatory words to inspirational messages, onto their bodies using an over head projector. i still have a lot of photos to edit and will be playing around with exposure to make the model's skin tones merge with the canvas, therefore making the models the canvas.
i just watched the movie 'DARE' and found it amazing. the trailer above does give quite a lot a way, but the movie is very surprising, well shot and thought evoking. also Zach Gilford who plays bad boy 'Johnny' is a dreamboat.
if you like the look of the trailer you can watch the movie here!
needless to say i freaking love lady gaga, and once again she has out done herself. the video is 9 minutes of sheer amazingness. fashion credits to Haus of Gaga for their custom made ciggarette sunglasses, Brian Lichtenberg for his custom made police tape dress, Fred Butler for the amazing telephone head dress and Nicola Formichetti for the styling. (i wanna be lady gaga)
after months of waiting, hours of the album on repeat, losing tickets and winning tickets I finally got to see the xx live!
the venue was the obscure 'studio 24' which is basically in the middle of nowhere. we arrived late and missed all three support bands and by this time the venue was more of less full. we had a good view (sorta) but were stuck near the back next to loud drunken idiots. all was good though.
i was curious of how the gig would go, considering the band are quite quiet and mellow, but was amazed at how good they were. flawless vocals (one word - goosebumps) and great drum beats were also noticable throughout the whole gig. there wasn't much interaction with the crowd, but to be honest, i don't think anyone was expecting any. everyone there was just in awe of the music.
everyone remembers the catchy, in yr face electro pop that was 'i get around', right? well i used to think dragonette were a one hit wonder until i heard them covering calvin harris' - the girls aka the boys, which has now become a SPILL anthem (observe the lyrics and it's obvious) but now i am in love with their newest album - 'fixin' to thrill'
my favourite track is definitely 'liar' it's minimal electronic backing beat is so catchy and the lyrics are fun and the beat gets a bit filthy right towards the end.
"'cos i've been makin' up a list of things i'd do to you, as we dance on either side of the room"