Moscow Mule Shoot

Today I did what I hope was my final shoot for the project. I started off very unsure of how I wanted my photographs to look. I knew I wanted different textures from the limes with some used and others not. It all looked very placed and planned and not natural. I threw the limes around a bit more cut some more up. I asked a couple of course mates to see what they thought, they suggested making the shadows more intense and to put some limes in the background so there wasn’t so much dead space. Right at the … Continue reading Moscow Mule Shoot

Bloody Mary

Today I did the final shoot for the Bloody Mary. It started off me trying to recreate the last shoot, which was good but I just didn’t didn’t feel right. Each shoot I have had the dress either on the right or the left but I then tried it at the bottom. This way the viewer is looking at the picture almost like they are wearing the dirty dress looking at the scene before them.   I really like the dramatic lighting – the reason it is so dark is referencing two things Prohibition where bars were hidden, sometimes they … Continue reading Bloody Mary

Formative Feedback

Today was our last formative feedback session. I feel like it went very well. Even before it started Anthony turned to me and exclaimed “wow your work has come a long way!” On the feedback sheet I received various comments (in italics are my comments). Under the ‘Have you considered?’ section: Fine art style photography / exaggerated editing/ commercial photography. Closer macro shots Film of making the drinks Photographing the process in the studio Most of these I have – I just don’t think it would work with the stories I am trying to tell. Under the ‘I’m not sure … Continue reading Formative Feedback

Project Proposal 4

Coventry University  BA (Hons) Photography Independent Practice: Realisation 367MC                                              PROJECT PROPOSAL Student: Kat Korwaser Ullman                             Date: 25.04.16 Working title: ‘A Mixed History’ 1.TOPIC / TREATMENT & AUDIENCE A brief description of the project you will be carrying out including the methodology you will undertake, the presentation strategy you aim to employ, and the context for which you intend to create the work.  After working in the hospitality industry during my year out, for the company DrinkUp.London, my love for the industry was founded. After I graduate I would like to get back into the industry so I wanted my final … Continue reading Project Proposal 4

Black Velvet

Today I photographed the Black Velvet, I knew it would be a very simple shot. I started out with the two bottles but I just didn’t feel like it worked. I liked the solitary glass – I felt like it paralleled the loneliness feeling from losing a loved one. I tried different flower positions but I really liked where it was wrapped around the glass like it was comforting it.   I had a bit of trouble with the camera to start with hence the mid point having some technical errors. I particularly liked the last shot and feel quietly … Continue reading Black Velvet

Picnic Photo

When scrolling through Instagram I came across this photograph on the City Social Bar’s Instagram page: It reminded me of the Bramble photograph I am taking. However, it is clearly a lot more set up than what I am aiming for. Everything is very neatly in place so you can see everything in the Basket they’re selling. Each object has it’s place and are equidistant from each other so your eye isn’t drawn to one particular object. For Instagram this isn’t a bad thing but for a project like mine which has a particular focus on the drink itself. Also … Continue reading Picnic Photo

Espresso Martini

Last night I tried my first attempted at the Espresso Martini. I wanted clashing colours and for it to look like a party at a bar hence the party poppers, cigarettes and make up falling out of the bag. I also wanted it to be relating back to the story hence why there is a lot of mess of coffee. The lighting is quite dark to mirror a bar too. I really like the results.   Continue reading Espresso Martini