This book was created as a result of a cooperative group class assignment from which students demonstrated their concepts of “Fashion”. The class was 4th Quarter Advanced Photography, comprised of high school juniors and seniors.
Students had opportunities to use traditional photographic darkroom techniques, digital cameras, and professional studio lighting equipment. The students formed their own shooting groups, provided their own props and costumes, and took turns being photographers and posing as models. Students personally edited their images and created the pages in this book using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
Personally, this has been one of the most fulfilling assignments that I have had the pleasure to be involved with. From the announcement: “Create a book with the theme of fashion,” my Advanced Photography students have shown remarkable excitement and a steadfast work ethic. Their creative and conceptual ideas about fashion seem to be limitless. There has been continuous improvement through informal peer group work, critique, exhilarating discoveries, and heartbreaking disappointments. The results were renewed feelings of self-confidence. As you view the images in this book, keep in mind the environmentally reactive results the concept of fashion has on high school juniors and seniors. I hope you find their interpretations as remarkable and insightful as I do.
Jack Calbeck, MFA
Creative Photography Teacher
Lecanto High School