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Charlotte Edwards


Fashion/ Editorial




Waste Within Fashion / Editorial
Clothing Waste
Waste of the Fashion Department E.g Materials, Unwanted Clothing

Recycle Re-use Textile Recycling Recycled Clothing / Jewellery
“Making something out of something else”

Unused “Wasted” Locations


Everyday Items being reused in original ways

“One man's trash is another man's treasure.”

Materialistic Waste E.g Makeup, Clothes Things we can live without

Photographic Waste
Old Prints/ Polaroid Negatives

David La Chapelle

Wasted Locations Abandoned Buildings etc.

I like how David La Chappelle has used abandoned buildings to create very high fashion style images using the abandoned looking props also for models to use.

Moodboard for high fashion within ‘Wasted Location’ I decided i did not like this approach and i preferred my other ideas so did not go further into this idea. .

Moodboard Graffiti Wasted Art / Talent & Urban Wasteland .

.Photographic Waste Ruined Prints/Paper Failed Negatives Polaroid Failed Polaroids Polaroid Test Shoots ! E-waste Old Cameras etc.


Experimenting using double exposure within polaroids. I feel the technique can create some very pretty images however this does not really relate to my waste theme as much as the polaroids that include the wasted locations .

The polaroids at the bottom work better because the images also relate to waste because of the environment in which the images were taken (Wasted Locations). . I feel the environment within the polaroids work well better than the normal polaroids next to the river etc.

Polaroids can be seen as waste of money However the images inside do not relate to waste so this concept wouldn't work as well as my others .

Charity Shop Fashion Using only charity shops in medway create a fashion series that looks like it could come from the highstreet .

Use only charity shops in medway for clothing/ outfits. . I want to use bright colours for example pink. I plan on changing the colour of the backdrop this will either be by using a coloured backdrop or coloured gels. I also plan to use a lot of recycled jewellery and customised clothing that has been recycled into something else this relates to fashion and the ways we can re use many pieces of clothing in imaginative ways. purple or blue also giving it a young fashion feel. ! Ideas For Charity shop Studio Shoot My sister makes her own jewellery and customises her own clothes i plan on using her to style some of my shoots. I also want the portraits to be colourful and attract a young audience similar to myself.

High street shops now taking part in clothes recycling Fashion Recycling .

i also like how the photographer has used a range of different models however i want to keep my image set to around 3 or 4 image sets of one or two models with different outfits. patterns and textures within the clothing I want to use colour film and either medium format or large format Unknown Photographer Found off Tumblr . i want to experiment with different colours.Inspirational images for charity fashion images I like the use of coloured backdrop and id like to achieve something similar.



its very fashion style and looks effective. .Call to faith by Carmen Mitrotta (Contemporary Photographer) I like the use of colour within her images and also her use of material over the face (and how this fits in with her colour scheme of images) I feel the use of this colour effect could look good within my portraits for charity shop fashion.

co.html .uk/1/hi/magazine/ recycled_fashion_and_designers_g_8871 http://www.Articles Heather-Mills-releases-recycled-fashion-line-pieces-staycharity-shops.

com/2013/09/22/strangers-on-thestreet-reveal-the-cost-of-their-clothes/ People On street revealing the cost of their clothes Fashion Documentary Style .http://sobadsogood.

I think this article says a lot about how people today like to spend their money. How much is necessary to spend on clothes and why do people feel the need to spend as much money on their physical appearance as possible. .

uk/ 2013/04/recycable-fashion-artists.blogspot.html .co.• http://methodologyfashion.

Using Recycled Negatives To Double Expose ? For fashion purposes ? I like the effect double exposure can create on some images and i would like to experiment with double exposure to maybe see if i could a image for waste .

.I experimented using double exposure in photoshop however i found this to also be not as strong as my other idea so i decided not to continue with this idea. ! The images also do not link with waste as much as my previous concepts.

It was very important that i still experimented with test shots to find out what looked effective . it is a un used building and was ideal for my test shoot. ! The test shoot gave me a idea to what my final images would look like if i took this path. however after looking at the test shots i decided my other ideas were stronger. I found this location right next to halls.The purpose of this shoot was to experiment with using “wasted locations” as a backdrop for fashion style portraits.



Experimenting with colour and editing seeing what i could achieve with colour in these portraits .

Experimenting incorporating the environment within the portraits and how i could maybe frame with other images .

How one material can be used in many ways This image very successfully shows how something very simple can be shaped and turned into clothing i would like to achieve something like this for my project .

This together with the fashionable clothes in the image create a very high fashion image. I like the use of the netting wrapped around the head and also the branches resting on the models back. I like this image because it is very unusual and weird. apart from the cans on her face the image could be used as a beauty shot looking at the womans perfect makeup etc this image also reminds me of Lady Gaga’s Telephone music video in which she used coke cans as hair accessories Julija Jankelaityte .Vogue Hommes Japan This image is very High fashion from vogue showing that even vogue are interested in fashion images using recycled materials.

shapes and clothing that could be seen as fashionable. this is what i feel Tim Walker has achieve in all of the images above. Walker choses to create outfits that are rather theatrical and tell a story within the photograph. . he has used materials in a way which no one would expect they could be used. I like the idea of using unique materials to create forms.Tim Walker Use of materials to create unique clothing for fashion purposes.

I like how each image set the clothing or creation is completely different. both things together creates tension within the images and this is why i think they work so well. Danny uses a black backdrop to create a dark image together with his haunting creations.Danny Treacy “Them” Creating Weird Creations out of a collection of clothing I like how Danny Treacy has created a ‘haunting’ set of images based of clothing he has collected. .

nearly every household has a newspaper and i think the images are really successful. He styled his model in recycled materials and then photographed them in a way that looks like they could be from a fashion magazine. . The dresses the models are in are made out of old newspapers swell as the background and all of the accessories.Adam Bouska Photographer Adam Bouska was inspired by 'Green Week' in America and decided to create a fashion shoot that would fit in well with it. Bouska has made using recycling materials in dresses look very fashionable with the way he has made the images into a fashion editorial. The dramatic hair. ! I like how Adam has created clothing using something we read everyday. I was inspired by this as it makes recycled clothing look very fashionable. makeup and poses makes the clothing very desirable.

black bin liners and bubble wrap. it is very imaginative and strange and this is why i find it successful. I love how Alexander has used recycled materials within the dress. the choice of reflective floor and lighting making it suitable for his fashion show.Fashion Designer Inspiration Alexander McQueen using "unusual" materials for stage and fashion choices. . His stage design consisted of old "junk" pieced together.

Artist and set-Designer Luke Abby ! i chose this as another example at how material like foil can create a shiny and mirror like surface which can be very interesting to photograph .

Styling Using Unexpected materials Self Research Dressed Hannah in foil like material testing different ways materials can be used for fashion. . I like creating shapes and forms within the material and feel it looks effective.

I feel this could be interesting to link to waste by using unexpected materials like Tim Walker and Danny Treacy. shapes and interesting forms.Experimenting with using material to form clothing. I could perhaps use Materials that can not be recycled easily. .

.Tutorial After my tutorial with Steffi i decided that going with my strongest idea would be best. before the tutorial i was stuck with what idea would be best to go with and what i would get the best images out of. I decided to go with the theme of building clothing out of items that are hard or impossible to recycle. i have also decided i want to shoot this in a fashion way incorporating ideas from my other previous Experiments/Themes for example the use of coloured backdrops etc.

Studio Test Shoot one Test shot using coloured back drop i knew from my inspirational images i wanted to use colour. I lit my set up similar to a fashion style image this was important because i wanted my images to look very fashionable. I decided to light my shot with two soft boxes at either side i liked the lighting and i think it worked really well with the coloured background. . i also experimented with over and underexposing and seeing what this did to the colour of my backdrop.


Test Shooting with coloured backdrops and also model poses .

Studio Test Shoot 2 Testing with material cellophane I chose the material cellophane because it is really hard if not impossible to recycle. . the material was also available with patterns and colours which i thought could work well towards my fashion styling and look effective.


I experimented with different ways we could shape the dress and how Nicky could stand in a position that worked well with the dress and its shape For the next shoot i will do the same lighting set up however i will ask the model Nicky to wear either all black or white because i feel the dress she wore beneath was too distracting .

When first looking into Carmen Mitrotta I liked the use of material over the face. this is just a few images of how i have tried to create a similar style within my own work. .

Failed Polaroids from shoot .The test polaroids didn't work very well with the material and didn't allow us to see through the material which is one of the things i think works so well in the digital tests.

Coloured Film Shoot .Test shoot 3 .