How many times have you broken rules? Done things you shouldn’t have? Now, I am definitely not talking about crimes here. Don’t you drag me into jail with you! But things like, taking pictures in a ‘photography not allowed’ area or bunking a class or simple as eating sushi with your hands!
For the second part of my story with Doodlage, we broke a rule or two. I really wanted to shoot it at a brand new location. So we decided to go for the parking of a shady mall with shopping carts lying around (I had been there once, so I knew!) . I have always fancied the idea but never got to doing it. Even the idea of fooling around with the carts is so much fun, let alone actually using it.
The stupid part was, even though we decided to go for it, we had absolutely no idea if we would actually be able to do it. We had no prior permissions in hand. I was almost sure we’ll be kicked out. But I am much more optimistic of a person and so is my dear partner in crime, my photographer in crime, Karanvir. Hence, we decided to go on and see. Soon we found ourselves in a parking with no one around, decent lighting, some dog poop (Hopefully it was a dog’s!) and a couple of shopping carts.
Now, talking a little more about Doodlage, remember how the brand is all about upcycled fashion? If you’ve missed out on the first part of this series, do check it out. Upcycling with Doodlage- Editorial, part 01. Don’t you think we upcycled the shopping cart by using it as our prop? Haha. The story just got on a different level.
Anyway, why I took so much effort for this one was only because of how rad this set of clothes was. I couldn’t let it go away with just another regular shoot and so we took it up a notch. The co-ord set is definitely drop-dead-gorgeous! Gorgeous enough to knock you off your feet. The pants are one of the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned. The checks and oh the patches make them all the more edgy. The shirt is a complete different story, it is layered. Yes, a layered shirt. Who wouldn’t love such a stand out design?
So for the styling part, I decided to stick with the set as it was, instead of doing too much around it. I only added elements like a scarf on my head and tied my hair in a faux bob. Boots were my first choice for the look and so I went for it and finished with some transparent aviators that I am lately obsessed with.
Now, finishing my first half of the story. The shoot went quite smooth. Of course it included me having to ask a few people to park their cars elsewhere so we could use the spot and the constant fear of a security guard coming for us and gasping when one actually saw us but ignored! Haha.
Of course the lighting was dull and the pictures can’t be called ‘perfect’ but this is the best we could get and honestly I am very happy with the result. With time we will learn how to make it better, but for now I am enjoying the imperfections. Enjoy the pictures!
Boots: Tibetan Market
Photography credit to Karanvir of Einsjordan.