With the iconic fetishised colours and atmosphere of Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure – Giorno cosplayers and photographers have no excuse when it comes to stylising. Saturated colours, romanticism and flowers create the perfect look for this unique character. Below are 4 cosplayers that have done a pretty good job at bringing the characters and the style off the pages and into reality.
I wanted to talk a bit about the lighting before you see the pictures. I made a conscious decision to have more faith in my abilities and set up the lighting prior to taking any photos. I knew I wanted a soft light because it would compliment the fold in the paper well, for this reason I used my bed side tabled lamp. Fearing it would still be to aggressive on the delicate and intricate origami I decided I would reflect the light onto the paper by using a mirror. All set up and I was ready to go, and to my delight the lighting turned out just how I imagined it, strong enough to create interesting shadows and make the origami have depth, whilst not being so harsh the images become agressive.
Time for the images…
This project looks at my journey to where I am now in my school life. My last year. I have always loved being in the education system, this series is a visual story of how school and university has helped me to grow and become more confident. Daisy.
At the current point in my education this is where I am. A nearly fully bloomed flowers. Hoping the next year will push me to become this…
When I think about Flowers within photography I find no inspiration it’s been done 100 times before in the same way and will continue to be done by everyone.
However with my Journey to school project I hope to break this assumption in my head, I am trying to depict my primary school journey through the flowers I interacted with on my way. As a young girl I was fascinated with flowers, like most little girls, however myself and my best friend having names of flowers has followed me around forever. On my confirmation the Vicar spoke of how having the name of a flower was a blessing because I will always follow the sun, and on my 18th birthday I had 2 flowers tattooed onto my body to represent a friendship. This journey concerning flowers started from the age of 4 when I used to walk to school with Rosie, I passed the falling plants I called “fairy wings”, the primroses which I chose as my cats name at age 4 and the Roses and Daisies which symbolise not only a childhood friendship but a life long connection.
Christine Carrelo is a photographer that I have found that photographs flowers in a way I have never seen before. Her work is helping to break that assumption in my head that all flowers photography is the same.
Pugoffka is a ukrane based photographer.
Again these are beautiful, most pf the work is in the editing, i presume i may be wrong, soft focus maybe even to the extent of using macro? One thing that makes a great Cosplay Image is the use of colour, it’s all about the aesthetics.
I first did scanning work in 2008/2009 which you can see here… http://daisywarejarrett.com/conspiracy1.html . I never really looked into scanning photography, but Janet Matthews work is beautiful, it embraces all the qualities of scanning, textures, contrast, depth and form. I love scanning, especially with movement, i think its a possibility for my final pieces, but i need to evolve my technique to create considered images.