I am a pretty good photographer; I’m not a terrible designer, either, because I did spend four years getting a degree in scenic design, a long time and a lot of student loans ago. What I am bad at, however, is starting a design; I was in college, too. I have big ideas, but then no clue how to initially get them off the ground. So what I’m looking for is someone who can take my big ideas and jump start them, particularly in the area of costume design — and then, hopefully, someone who can help me execute them while I take photos.
For example: I would like to recreate Pre-Raphaelite paintings in modern dress. I have the paintings picked out; I have willing models. What I’m looking for is someone who would be interested and capable of doing the following things:
- Initial concept sketches of costuming
- Detailed sketches after production conversations
- Acquisition and / or collaboration in transitions sketches to life
- Costume management and general art direction on shoot locations
- Location scouting, if interested
Other projects I’d like to tackle in 2013 / 2014 are an Alice In Wonderland shoot, and a shoot involving women in fluffy vintage tulle prom dresses, preferably musicians, preferably set in a thrift store. There are also some plans involving bathtubs filled with things.
In all likelihood, I cannot pay much for these jobs, but I could pay something small for each job, and if you are (or are not, I’ll feed anybody, frankly, but college students are usually hungrier than grownups) a college student interested in this, I would also happily take you out for meals and (if you are of age) buy you beer.
If you’re interested in working with me, or simply chatting to see if you might be interested in working with me, please email me at asdonkar AT gmail with a subject line of Art Direction.
I have really cool stuff in my head, but I need some help translating it. You could be that help!