In this image, my peer and I are dressed according to the music genre ‘Rock’. Our costumes portray both literal and symbolic meanings. Our class used lexicon such as ‘Depression, Anger and Rebellion’ when describing our look. This negative semantic field makes the Genre ‘Rock’ seem aggressive and adult.
Here is a picture of our look. We paid close attention to the colours, stance/body language and hair/makeup that is associated with Rock.
As you can see, we have used dark colours in our costume to emit an aggressive tone and to show the audience the kind of people we are. We have chosen these particular stances because Rock stars are often very boisterous and crazy with the way they act.
We did however wear pops of colour in our costumes like reds and oranges to represent anger and frustration. These colours stand out and therefore catch the audience’s attention.
We decided to create a mood board/collage to collect inspiration for our shoot.
The C.L.A.M.P.S in these images are what make the rock genre so easy to identify. The colours used in the majority of these photos are dark (mainly blacks and reds) these colours emit an aggressive tone. Some of these images are even in black and white.
The lighting always creates a shadow and is usually very low key. This makes the photo look more mysterious. As for their body language and facial expressions, they all look extremely negative. They are very aggressive or moody which identifies with this particular genre. There stances are almost sexualised and many of them emit a seductive tone. Their costumes are also very dark coloured and revealing. These clothes are usually worn when the individual wants to draw attention to themselves. This is exactly the effect that is has on the audience.
The Mise En Scene in these shots often use props such as guitars, microphones or even flannel shirts. The surroundings are very important when creating this particular type of music magazine. Many of these shots look as though they’ve been taken at concerts or in edgy places, this yet again creates a dodgy tone.
When creating our shoot, we will be sure to use Mise En Scene and especially focus on the correct lighting, makeup, hair, props and costume to portray the Rock genre.
Slide Show of my Contact sheet:
I chose this image because it shows the model in her most relaxed state. She looks very involved and passionate about her music rather than portraying too much of an aggressive nature.
The costume still suggests that she is part of the Rock genre; the colours emit a negative tone but is then balanced out by the calm body position the model is in. I also chose this image because I like how wild the model’s hair is. It really represents the rock culture.