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SE / STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH

Posted: Mar 11, 2015

// PHOTOGRAPHER // STEPHANIE SIAN SMITH
// STYLIST // TWINKS BURNETT
// ILLUSTRATOR // DOMINC MYATT

When SE and the above three assembled in a cofe to discuss a photoshoot and collage collaboration it was like assembling a creative super hero line-up.

Steph is a force, she's a photographer (a very successful one) but really she's an artist and the lens is her medium. She's also my very dear friend. We both love collage and dream of the day when we can sit on the studio floor and make a piece of art just for the love of scissors, glue, image and composition. Steph is sweet and silly and yet when she focusses her aesthetic eye to something, she's definite and direct.

Twinks is a show stopper, never have I met someone who wears their creativity, quite literally, on their sleeve. She's a young, fresh out of college stylist, just moved to the big smoke and soaking opportunities up with classic Twinks enthusiasm. She is a tour-de-force of colour and VIBE ... I think she might have creative ADHD and it oozes out of her in everything she does. She is a designer as well as a stylist and produces predominantly headwear in a distinctive 'Twinks flavour.'

Dominic is a model, illustrator and artist. His style is pure signature, he could make one line and you would know it's his mark. His work is humorous, dark and cool. super cool. His work recently turned to merging his modelling and drawing life and he began to collage his illustrations over photoshoots.

...So we had an illustrator who was as dark and monochromatic as the stylist was light and technicolour.... how was this going to work!

SEE STEPHS WORK HERE

SEE TWINK'S WORK HERE

SEE DOM'S WORK HERE

EARLY SKETCH IDEAS / TRIALS

The first image to come out of the starting blocks was the composition for the WINTER EDITION poster

Then the image for our PULSE LONDON trade show curation

THE FINAL 9 IMAGES Designer credits include: TOP LEFT: Headpiece: Beksies Boutique, Earrings: Nicole Paskauskas, Dress: Jylle Navarro, Belt: Louise McKay, TOP MIDDLE: Headpiece: Twinks Burnett, Jacket: Ciara Monohan, Skirt: Dazzle and Jolt, Leotard: Tinned Bananas, Shoes: Shara Hayz, TOP RIGHT: Headpiece: Wolf and Moon, Dress: Spangled, Jacket: Shop Floor Whore, Earring: Rosita Bonita, Necklace: Lizzie King, MIDDLE LEFT: Turban: Shop Floor Whore, Jacket: Shara Hayz, Dress: Miss Goodweather, MIDDLE CENTRE: Jacket: Shara Hayz, Jumpsuit: Future Heirlooms Boutique, Collar: Hayley Beckley, MIDDLE RIGHT: Headpiece: Sara Tiara, Shoulder pads: Louise Mckay, Dress: Komana, BOTTOM LEFT: Hood: Rosa Bloom, Sunglasses: Spangled, Necklace: Wolf and Moon, Jumpsuit: Shara Hayz, Necklace: EA Burns, BOTTOM CENTRE: Turban: Future Heirlooms Boutique, Necklace: Rosita Bonita, Cape: Rosa Bloom, Dress: Frances O’Leary, Ring: Tessa Metcalfe, BOTTOM RIGHT: Headpiece: Love from Hetty and Dave, Necklace: Grace du Prez, Top: Shop Floor Whore, Bra: Jylle Navarro, Skirt: Dazzle and Jolt, Badge: Ciara Monohan Accessories: Beksies Boutique

We decided these images were screaming for movement and sent them to our friends at PLUME ANIMATION

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