When reading the brief I thought of the way people’s responses are shown through their clothing and a set feel is created to go alongside it. A good example of this is with the Topshop advert.
This is one based on London’s Fashion week. The key piece I noticed from this was how there were:
– Silhouettes in the background focusing on the shadow of women wearing the fashion. Yet the women have no identity.
– The poses create a style of a set attitude from each different fashion trend.
– The fashion is the key feature not the person.
This combined with the definition in mind of what a portrait is:
“ A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person”
“A representation or impression of someone or something in language or in film”.
Made me think I would focus on the fashion instead of the person. In turn removing the identity of the person the same way in which the silhouettes have.