So i have just started watching the original netflix series ‘Hemlock Grove’ and it occurs to me that it has a very noiresque undertone to it that is mainly characterised by a few of the characters, mainly Olivia Godfrey. Olivia Godfrey strikes me as a very modern rebirth of the femme fatale archetype. She manipulates everyone around her, especially men by using sex as a weapon.
This was a standard femme fatale practice in the film noir genre. One of many subtle differences is that Olivia Godfrey does not play helpless to get what she wants, she is arrogant, commanding and threatening. she feels no need to try and get people to do things her way, she just makes them. she is an interesting character because at one point she does show remorse or sadness which isn’t typically an emotion which is shown by a femme fatale, at least not genuinely. This strikes me to be a more deadly combination as emotion makes people and situations more unpredictable.
As i have only seen a couple of episodes, i am interested to see how this series will develop and if it will borrow from the noir genre and style again.
I was asked if i wanted to provide a helping hand in the Hires and Loans Department and my university and i jumped at the chance as i thought it would be good fun (being the tech geek i am and getting to spend time with all the cameras!) and a great experience and i was not wrong.
I had the opportunity to see how the systems worked and how all the equipment was organised. i also got to have an early glimpse at the new canon 700D and they are beautiful! cannot wait to be able to use them for my photography work.
i also met and got to know the people who make the hires and loans process go so smoothly and they are all really nice, i think i would like to work in a similar department for a while as it is never the same old routine, its always slightly different and interesting.
Its done! i survived!
it was so stressful but great fun and it was really good to be working with such an amazing and skilled set of models that brought so much experience to the shoot and helped me create the images i wanted.
The Make up artist was amazing as ever! she was really nice and did a fantastic job with the look i was going for. highly recommended!
i am about to leave for my photoshoot today! i am really excited! i will keep you guys updated later, Wish me luck!
I am doing a photo shoot tomorrow with some models that I have never worked with before. I am nervous but excited aswell, I hope the images turn out amazing. The concept for the photo shoot is a set of fashion images that use Venetian masks ,Glamorous clothing and harsh, dramatic lighting to elude to the isolation of the wealthy and upper-class.
He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.Tim Latimer