Model ideas to explore.
We wanted to explore the idea of how people interact with nature, we looked at how the human form can be changed and manipulated by nature. We come across the idea of looking into different cultural backgrounds and how people change their appearance to show their connection with the natural environment. We decided to cast a Rastafarian model to represent the human element of the composition. In Rastafarian beliefs your body is considered your temple and the culture includes a strong link to the empowerment of people. Early on it was decided that the images would be headshots and dreadlocks were an important element to retain the the Rastafarian visual cues. To reinforce the empowerment element of the human images strong directional lighting was employed.