Fashion sub-editor, Taylor McGraa discusses the process of this issues Fashion Photoshoot.
For the current Spring issue of [smiths] magazine our team worked tirelessly in order to pull off our first photo shoot of this academic year. As a student publication, we aimed to showcase the talent of London students, from models and photographers to designers and make up artists, endorsing our belief that [smiths] is an available platform to get young people’s work in print.
After a month of travelling around South London to pick up various garments and scouting our desired team, the day of the shoot soon crept upon us. Over the afternoon our dedicated team spent five hours in the studio changing models, directing poses, applying eye shadows and producing the beautiful images you see on the pages of the [smiths] Spring issue today. We even found time to make a short trip to the SU Shop for snacks.
Together we successfully produced a four-page spread for the magazine, featuring the handiwork of London’s most talented student designers Magdalena Dudarska, Shabnam Eslambolchi and Daniel Hynd. We also produced an online shoot featuring Lee Hurst, available here.
We enjoyed the production of [smiths] first shoot of the year so much so that we are currently in the chaos of organizing the next one; so keep your eyes peeled for [smiths] final issue due out in next term to see what we’ve gotten up to.
In the meantime, here’s some exclusive behind the scenes shots, just for you.
Credit to the team:
Fashion Editors: Hannah Twiggs and Taylor McGraa
Stylists: Lucie Horton, Hannah Twiggs and Taylor McGraa
Photographer: Leon Eckert, assisted by Benjamin Bill and Danae Papazimouri
Makeup Artist: Sibley Berty
Models: Emma Schwarz, Jessica Cole, Jodie Chinn, Lucy Brisbane Mckay