The background of pines trees and their sustainable influence on humans’ life throughout the history provoked me to opt out the pine as a representational symbol of aesthetics in sustainable and evergreen nature and place its beauty in opposition to the perishable prettiness of human beings. The character of being weak and mortal veiled itself behind the mighty nature and tried to unify with the nature to overcome the intrinsic weakness. In this costume, character finds herself humankind, distanced from mortality and pictures herself as the mother nature.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
the philosophy of art directing is an important point of conceptual fashion photography.
this collection is about designing a costume to show the simplicity of beauty beside an avantgarde dress and accessories.
as a photographer and costume designer i prefered to choose pine as my handmade costume material to show the paradox
of evergreen nature and young women beauty. the character knows about mortality and she tries to veil her weekness by this imortal wooden plant.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
the photographer wants to involve Viewers by the relation between natural material of costume and natural beauty of human with simplicity of portrait lighting and minimalism of white background.audience can twin though the character and feel the unification of human and nature.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August 2013 and taked for a week
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
pine,wire,based cloth,adhesive,chenille yarn,dry bulk waste below pines of skirt part
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
photos, 3456 × 5184 px ,300dpi,Canon EOS 600D
conceptual fashion , costume design , conceptual design , pine , beauty ,photography , fashion photography
Pine trees throughout the world, have, since the beginning of time, been a key factor in the advancement of man kind.this beautiful evergreen plant can be use for great concept of powerful nature against men mortality
research was about pine history and their effects on human as an evergreen plant.an important challenge was about installing pines into a dress and showing the feeling of characters by model's eyes in portrait shots.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
art director,costume designer , photographer and editor : Samin mousavi , model : Gita , stage manager : Sadaf Mehrafza , makeup artist : Marjan Maleki , model manager : Mahan Farokhmehr , stage assistants: Morvarid Mehrafza and Sepehr Mahmoudi , Special thanks to Dana Mashallahpoor
Image # No 1-5 : Samin Mousavi / Samin Mousavi / Samin Mousavi
Samin Sadat Mousavi , Samin Mousavi , Samin Mousavi , Pine Lady , ,2013