I wanted empowerment because of the coat, but then I found more rage than power because, What kind of power comes from a coat?
I thought it was more oppresive than empowering, after all I was assuming that are the clothes what gives you confidence. It might create an inordinate dependency on our clothes, while we think the opposite, seeing fashion as a tool to freedom ourselves. But free us of what?
I am not meaning fashion is always bad, it depends on the mind you approach to it.
Anyways, I wanted to look like a painting, a lot of beauty and a bit of violence, mix the feelings of reality and fiction (photo and painting).
But at the end it seemed that I was right about it, as the title says "They told me it was about to sell those clothes, about the feeling of wear it but nothing related to humanity at all. "
And nobody wanted to buy a coat of a girl that is sad and tired of being just a manequinn, making so obvious her face was not important that I even deleted it in some of the pics as a sign of protest, a model that was suposed to be happy and wamrth wearing just a coat (that I hope is not made of real wool). If I would make the pics again, I would make them of a person being sad and being covered in the warmth of a coat, but nof fake happiness or glamour, as the last photo is. As what we as creators usually have to do it in order to achieve the clients expectations, or stay in the comfort zone of our audience. This is the reason I wanted to submit with this photoset to East 8 Mag.
It was an exercise on a Luis Malibran class, make some pics just in seven minuts.
Delfina helped me with the stylist Rous is a model of another level, so it was easy even the short time we had.
My name is Marcos Spariva and this is my website: https://sparivaphotography.wordpress.com/
And my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makspariva/
Thanks so much for reading and seeing my pics, I hope you enjoy it =)