Rocky Horror Photo Shoot

Contact Sheet 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 1

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 1

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 2

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 2

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 3

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Contact Sheet Number 3

Rocky Horror Phantom costume

Rocky Horror Phantom costume

Rocky Horror Phantom Make Up

Rocky Horror Phantom Make Up

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I wanted my images to be like Kenny McCracken. My images were based on this style.

I wanted my images to be like Kenny McCracken. My images were based on this style.

I choose two images from each shoot that I felt demonstrated the clothing and make up but also had characteristics of the show.

The first image is a three quarter length portrait that covers the majority of the costume and the areas that are in darkness can be mentally filled in. The second image focuses mainly on the face, this was meant to showcase the make up. The lighting has worked well, it is moody and in keeping with the show. The model was easy to work with and both listened to direction and contributed through her own poses. The poses she took were taken directly from actual scenes in the show and were a good representation of her character.

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The Narrator was a very different character from the rest of the cast. He was on a lighter background and I wanted to change the mood and feel of my image to reflect this.

The Narrator was a very different character from the rest of the cast. He was on a lighter background and I wanted to change the mood and feel of my image to reflect this.

The narrator was a far more formal character during the show whose character changes. I wanted the lighting to be brighter and

not so shrouded in darkness. By adding a rear light with a red gel and changing the background from black to grey I was able to change the background colour to a soft red tone. The colour is not a solid red and more of a graduated transition from black to red which I felt was still in keeping with the style of the show.

The first image is three quarter length and shows the narrator in his final costume. At the start of the show he appears in a suit but

transforms as the story unfolds, this also accounts for the half and half make up used. The image shows the entire costume with the subject nicely separated from the background and evenly lit. The next image is a close up which shows the how the make up was split with different styles applied to each side of the face to represent the characters change from the quiet conservative to the extrovert transexual. The subject was easy to work with as he stayed in character during the shoot allowing me to capture him in various poses and with the final image of him winking at the camera allows me to show both the dual make up and accurately represent the show.

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