The other, less fluffy side of Loli fashion is known as Gothic Lolita. These are less frivolous, darker color tones, and a more popular with the Harajuku crowd. Gothic lolita fashion with less laces, more on ribbons, color tones and shapes are slowly getting acceptance as casual street clothing in Metro Manila (I see a few myself in Ayala, in MRT and in Mandaluyong area). Not to be confused with Goth fashion and Emo fashion, the Gothic lolita maintains its cute appeal even with the dark tones and sometimes aloof demeanor.
Shooting Gothic Lolita's depends on the mood you want to set. A dark background with a medium flash could do a good job, but color tones might make a difference in the mood you want to set. Most of the times, I had to lower the color saturation levels of a photo, unlike my usual practice of heightening color saturation and color balance...given the white balance is allows me to do so.
Gothic lolitas in their most distressed and melancholic state of despair and helplessness. A photo style project developed along with Dwight of Diyel Productions designed to increase the mood for taking photos of Gothic lolitas.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
In shooting this type of lolita, I found that the white balance and lightness of the shoot is important. Keep the ISO in the low 100s to make the noise low, faster shutter speed with a flash, and use a white reflector to even out the tone, especially in pink and yellow tones in the portrait.
Kara de Guzman Conejar
(Pink and Bubbly Lolli. Ai Kago look-alike)
(Angel Lolli... although with her face, complexion, and the cut of the wig in front, I kept imagining she'd make a good Soi Fon)
(Ayuchi...its something she wrote...I have no idea what that is. But she does look like Maggie Cheung)
(Girl-next -door Lolli. Parang sya yung bestfriend ng bida na babae ng isang anime)
(Pink and Fluffy Lolli)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Last Sunday (Dec.22, 2013) was the last IOP held by Otaku Urule for 2013. The event, themed as "Lolita Invasion", was held in the Chinese Garden at Luneta Park, Manila.
Model: Nyx Nixx Murasaki "The Doll Faced Lolli"
In my list, since there were no characters to base it on, I write the first thing that pops to my mind describing their appearance so I would have a reference if the name I put on the credits are correct. Nyx's facial expressions, demeanor and effect with various lighting conditions made me think of one of those porcelain faced dolls from the 18th century.
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