While our beloved Inverness Druid is reminiscing about the Jewish tailors of the London East End here, I had the pleasure to observe another fashion shooting not too long ago. Usually I only see models on the street, as I wrote here, or in bars. This time I was at a bikini shooting.
There are a couple of things, one should have seen in life. Because they are eye-opening.
How a TV program is produced, how a big screen movie is made, and how advertising ads and commercials are produced. Pictures and movies and ads/commercials are around us all the time. They have an impact on our life, and our views. Also, it is entertaining and quite a show.
You will see quickly for example, there are as many useless people standing around as on any road construction site. And the few people working are the nice ones, usually. You can ignore the “hot shots” just standing around, being “all important”. You can identify them by the smartphone at their ears and arrogant behavior.
Along you will pick up a lot of tricks, whether it is in photography, styling, set design/furnishing, makeup, etc. You will learn also, how little the images around us are in line with reality. As an example, the models were less than attractive.
Here now is the music to go with this, David Bowie – Fashion:
“We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town …”