Studio Lighting Class: FINAL PROJECT — The Tragedy of Reality
What to say. This was an overwhelming roller-coaster of emotion. I went from being set on one theme to changing it last-minute. I did as many as four photo shoots in a day and at one point ended up in the E.R. But I think it all goes to say something. Because even though I was stressed out of my MIND, the whole time I was having fun.
I loved this. I loved this theme and I loved that I was able to pull it together and complete it. I loved it so much that one day, when I make it big, I’m going to use a bigger budget to really embody what I was going for. Until then, I’ll explain:
The concept was taking Disney’s animated princesses (and popular animated females like Tinkerbell and Alice) and exposing them to reality. Here in the real world child stars like the infamous Lindsey Lohan start doing drugs and end up in jail. Not always the case, but very possible. Even expected.
So in these ten frames, I took those timeless females we all once loved and looked up to and tainted them. Because who knows? What if they grew up like we all did? In this era? And were constantly peer-pressured by a bunch of kids their own age?
This whole project was awesome. I got to stretch my imagination and buy a bunch of really weird props. Again, it’s all extremely low-budget, but who cares. I’m a broke college journalist, what do you expect?
Shout-out to my amazing friends and coworkers for modeling for me and putting up with all my odd requests.
Feel free to browse through these and tell me what you think! Thanks!
Side-note (for my models’ sakes): None of the substances photographed are what they seemed. No, my friend is not actually doing a huge line of cocaine. The “alcohol” is water. And the “weed” was basil.