How I created my Film Noir looks
‘The world of film noir is, at its core, a nightmare world. It is filled with odd synchronicities, unexplained events, and chance encounters, creating a chain of events that ultimate drags it’s unlucky protagonists to their foreshadowed end’ .
Noir was one of my favourite themes. It allowed me to explore a side of myself often not seen and it started a new and deep love for the power of editing. I love the mysterious somewhat aloof style you can create with film noir shoots. Some say you need particular lighting and smoke but I created all of the looks with editing rather than fancy equipment and I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.
Film Noir one of the easiest themes to style clothing for as a lot of the clothes I already had! Colour doesn’t particularly matter so much in Film Noir as the photos are black and white, but black and white clothing always work well as it as depth to photos. I used a lot of velvet dresses and tailoring for my film noir shoots – oh, and don’t forget the fedoras!
Rule One of Noir: ‘choose a woman with a past and a man with no future’. The second: ‘Make it any colour as long as it’s black’. ⠀
⠀⠀‘Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.’ Elizabeth Taylor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
This style also solidified my love for red lipstick and hats.
⠀I loved creating my these looks and I would highly recommend you give it a go. Just get a hat some dark lipstick and look mysterious and away you do. Please let me know if you give it a go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀