Well I am on the lookout at the moment for props! Portraiture props actually. I am the creative type so love to make my own headbands, hats etc but lately I have become rather interested in all things vintage. Off to Better Buys Southport I went today to find some genuine vintage things. Not a lot in the budget but this place was great. You could really spend time in there on a rainy day like today! I ended up picking up a couple of cheap funky vintage items and am very happy with them. (You will see them soon popping up in my portraits). I had been to the usual lifeline type shops earlier in the week and found a couple of things but really had to sort through a lot of junk to get them.
Then I went digging through the cupboards to see what I already had. I found "Big Ted" the teddy mum bought for me when I was 1, who is still wearing the VERY 70's brown/orange overalls my grandma made for him. 2 very cute minky blankets, and the baby blanky my nana made for me when I was born. Not a bad loot!
The idea I have is to have two areas of props - some nice vintage things and some bright, funky things so I can vary the photos a bit. I get bored easily (the reason I don't have a tattoo) so this should keep me occupied for the next little while.
I have a few people lined up to photograph in the next couple of weeks so I hope this weather starts to clear a bit.
Image below taken at Bond University, Props: some balloons and the pettiskirt that I picked up from ebay. Then to give the vintage look It was desaturated and a texture put over the top in photoshop.