lauantai 17. joulukuuta 2011
Haute Trashion Boys
Yesterday we did the first shoot for my DIY fashion book with photographer Mikko Rasila and my documenter Maria Santto. I have been sewing and making clothes all week to have everything done in time and did not get much sleep last night. But staying up late can be very productive. I get these bursts of creativity when I´m super tired, like the idea to draw a Keith Haring inspired shirt somewhere between 3 and 5 am. It turned out so cool. First we shot the boys and tomorrow girls. My guys (Thank you Eelis, Joni and Janne!!) did a super job. I will definitely ask them to come for the later shoots. There will be a total of six shoots during this spring and summer with different themes. But it´s going to be amazing since I have the best team with me.
Making a DIY book like this and still going to a full time day job is a huge project (I´m sure I still have no idea how huge..). But I´m loving every minute of it! I´ll keep you updated on what´s going on so you´ll be able to take a trip to the sets and see how we did it.
It´s funny when people ask me how much I´ve written so far and I tell them nothing yet.. "..But how long have you been doing the book??" "Um, about two years now." "Ok..."
Yup, that´s how DIY fashion books are done! The writing comes last before editing and making the layout. Before that there are countless hours of planning shoots, outfits, browsing through flea markets for supplies and making the clothes and taking pictures of the tutorial phases themselves. I have no studio so I´m doing this at my apartment. The whole process started of editing my inspiration pictures folder to pick up the ideas and tutorials I wanted for the book. This took about a month as the folder is about 35 000 photos.. I ended up with a powerpoint presentation with 200 slides and continued editing from there. My apartment has been looking like this for the past months.. Not a very glamourous job. Sorry Mom for not inviting you over in the last months, but as you can see there is no place for you to sit! This is a creative space. Or what ever. :P
Mikko loves his job.
Eelis giving me the Johnny Cash face.
Joni playing it cool.
Models come is handy as cable holders.
Mikkos furry low rider studio assistant who will kiss everyone that comes to ground level.
Janne working my Balenciaga inspired jacket.