The images I’m submitting are grouped into 3 sets that are based on my interests over the last year.
Set 1 is a study in dramatic lighting. When I was a student at Art Center, I found myself continuously revisiting Rembrandt’s work. With these images, I wanted to re-create his painterly sense of light piercing through shadow. I like the idea of light uncovering beauty. I think its seductive and that’s what I’m going for here.
Set 2 is a reimagining of Lady Havisham from Dicken’s Great Expectations. I’ve titled the series “20 minutes to 9,” which according to the story, is the time just before Ms. Havisham received the devastating news that her fiance was not coming to their wedding, effectively abandoning her at the alter. With this series, I wanted to create a feeling of anticipation, fragility and poise – and fuse that with glamour. I used more of a flat lighting technique with a “white on white” theme. It kind of gives the series a porcelain doll effect, which I like.
Set 3 is a lifestyle shoot. I wanted it to feel more raw and gritty. The broken down cars were the inspiration. I was going for a rusty, throwback kind of look.
My name is Maja Buck. I graduated from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. I’m interested in creating fantasy, especially in fashion.