Graduation project 2018

Are You Aware?

"Best Conceptual series" Awarded by Beroepsfotografen.be + Selected by De Morgen in the top 10 best graduated art students.

Are You Aware? is a fashion series about environmental pollution and climate change. Pollution remains one of the most underestimated world problems. Three factors determine the extent and nature of the pollution problem, whether at local or global level, namely: the size of the human population, the speed of production and consumption and the level and use of technology. While the overall stress caused by these factors increases, the ability of the environment to cope with these side effects, decreases. Laura tackles seven different issues within her graduation project: acid rain, chemical pollution, electronic waste, oil pollution, plastic pollution, smog pollution and soil pollution. Each theme has its own concept. A surrealistic approach that threatens to become reality. With this project, Laura not only aims to inspire the viewer, but also tries to create a place to talk about these issues. Something has to change and it is time to do it now.

 

PLASTIC POLLUTION
Make-up and Hair Artist: Emilie de Roo
Model: Jade G @ Flag Models
Designer: Julia Ballardt
Location: 254Forest

OIL POLLUTION
Make-up and Hair Artist: Emilie de Roo
Model: Josephine-Charlotte @ Flag Models
Designer: Nastasia Fine
Location: 254Forest

ACID RAIN
Make-up and Hair Artist: Emilie de Roo
Model: Carlo J. @ Flag Models
Designer: Maximilian Rittler
Location. 254Forest

ELECTRONIC WASTE
Make-up and Hair Artist: Emilie de Roo
Model: Lukas @ Flag Models
Designer: Heegu Yang
Location: Troc Etterbeek

CHEMICAL POLLUTION
Make-up and Hair Artist: Emilie de Roo
Model: Sacha @ Flag Models
Designer: Ilke Cop
Location: Photostudio Narafi

SMOG POLLUTION
Make-up and Hair Artist: Suzanne Verstappen
Models: Kira + Silke @ A&P Model Management
Designer: Maarten van Mulken
Backpack: Fieke Klerkx
Location: Photostudio North51

SOIL POLLUTION
Make-up and Hair Artist: Lena Dobbels
Model: Freya @ Flag Models
Designer: Angelika Öllinger
Location: Downtown Photostudio Narafi

 

I would like to thank Canon Belgium for sponsoring me with their equipment. A Canon 5DSR, 85mm f1.2 and 135mm f2.0. It was a great pleasure using them. Also, many thanks to Flag Models, my mentor Frédérique Debras and everyone else who helped me with my project. Thank You!