TONI GUNNS, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE - I have used 3D textile sculpting techniques to build up ‘lumps and bumps’ creating a surface design to alter and disproportionate the body into a more authentic but exaggerated form. Contrasting against symmetrical proportions and straight lines the silhouettes become less than perfect conventionally.
I never buy fashion or women's magazines because it promotes this kind of shackling of women. We are not what we wear or put on our faces or into our stomachs. Why do we do this to ourselves, to our self-image and confidence, and self-esteem? Rise above.
Suki Waterhouse models French Connection. I like the contrasting background here to bring out the white outfit. I also like the bright lighting, I prefer less moody shots as I feel it shows off the outfits more. I also like that the only shadow is hers. The picture has a very light and easy feeling to it with the only mood being brought in by Suki's facial expression. I think a soft box has been used due to the softness of her skin and shadow.