Elements

So I won’t lie, I’ve been creating this series over literal months. Why has it taken me so long? because I currently struggle to self discipline and also procrastinate too much, but I’m changing this slowly 😛

As it’s quite evident, the series takes inspiration from the 5 elements

  • Fire
  • Air
  • Lightning
  • Earth
  • Water

I only used clothes that I already owned for each look and for some I incorporated some DIY, I’ll explain more throughout the blog.

Oh and I also styled shot and edited all shoots myself!


WATER

This shoot had a lot of creating involved. I customised a stick on bra and shorts that I already owned to create a mermaid-esk outfit. I made the props from used plastic bottles.

There was meant to be more going for this shoot, but everything took so long and kept falling apart, so I just simplified it to keep my sanity.


FIRE

For this look I bleached one of my own black tracksuits and socks to create a burnt effect. I then took the photos to Photoshop and created my own flame stamp to enhance the look. I also tried shooting through a cardboard tube to see what effect it would create.

Hoodie and joggers – Nike, Sports Direct

Top – Nike, Footasylum

Sneakers – Nike TN, Footlocker


AIR

This was actually the first look I created and probably took the longest. Firstly I cut out cloud shapes from spare cardboard and glued the inside of an old pillow to them. I placed a duvet over a table and then put the left over pillow on top. The butterflies in my hair are printed from Google and attached with a bobby pin.

Top and skirt – Old H&M


LIGHTNING

This look too me a while because the fairy lights kept falling down but in post I decided to create my own lightning stamp anyway on Photoshop. At home we wash and reuse tin foil when cooking, so I had a lot saved up ready for this shoot, to place on the floor.

Sunglasses – ASOS

Top and shorts – Old H&M

Jacket – Puma x ICNY

Sneakers – Nike TN, Footlocker


EARTH

The cardboard used as the backdrop is MASSIVE and it presented one hell of a challenge but I clearly worked something out in the end.

My original idea was to be surrounded by potted plants but that didn’t go to plan so I found some fake flowers in the house instead and kept it simple.

Top and shorts – Old H&M

Socks – Primark

Boots – EGO Official


Kathryn Cave

24... documenting my life adventures within travel, photography & fashion

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