Reading Ash’s description for this weeks challenge I actually felt that it was very much about how the photographer can influence the viewer’s perception with different photographic techniques.
That could include the angle or perspective at which the photograph is taken from, or how cropping an image to exclude part of the original can change the story that the viewer may interpret.
The theme itself is wide open to interpretation! One thing that sprang to mind is how I use my camera, lenses, filters and processing techniques to produce promotional images for bands and musicians.
It’s very important for people who view these musicians websites, or see flyers, to be able to get a feel for the style of music that they can expect. I try my best to convey that within my work!
In this example, my featured photograph is of Julia K, who, amongst her many musical projects, is a vocalist and keytar player for 80’s band, The Diamond Hearts. The band have done all their own styling but I wanted to add an extra 80’s twist with crisp lighting and a retro, prismatic filter. When people see this particular photo of Julia, I hope to make them think of strong female vocalists, such as Kate Bush and Annie Lennox.
Here are a few other photos from The Diamond Hearts photoshoot! Enjoy 🙂