artist research

Jeanloup Sieff 

Jeanloup Sieff, a fashion photographer, developed an interest at the age of 14 when he received a Photax plastic camera and began his work within the fashion industry in 1956. These images for Haper’s Bazaar immediately drew me in, the depth of the black and white, especially the image below, creates an incredibly intense balance of texture and contrast and the shallow depth of field in the bottom image ensures the model is the main focus point producing a powerful fashion image. I took inspiration from these images for my own photographs {shoot 2} ; cropping the image close to and not entirely featuring the whole model for a sense of intimacy. As the images were taken outside, I had to work to manipulate the natural light to enhance the model’s features and in a similar way to Seiff’s images, I combined texture and contrast to add a new dimension to the images.


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