HEY GIRL world
Creative guide lines.
HEY GIRL A PURE COLLABORATIVE MEDIA PLATFORM TO PROMOTE POSITIVITY & EQUALITY USING CREATIVE VIBES.
With HEY GIRL WORLD we want to create a safe space for everybody to express their creativity and help us find creatives for the magazine. Also to change fashion and photography for the better – more empowering, more freedom and more equality!
To help us do this…. We have a few guidelines for HEY GIRL WORLD member’s shoots:
1. BE DIVERSE WITH YOUR MODELS/SUBJECTS
There are so many inspiring people out there – of all different shapes, ages, sizes, races and abilities. We want to promote a variety of body shapes, to break the archaic idea that all models/subjects must look a certain way, curves are cool, Disability is cool, age is cool .. ‘We are all cool’ … no one type of person is is better than another.
Just being you is COOL.
2. MODELS/SUBJECTS CHOOSE THEIR OWN PHOTOS
Being set up by a male photographer (Simon Clemenger). One of the biggest issues he thought about was ..
“How can I not be manipulative and make sure the model/subject is empowered by the shoot?”
So he came up with the idea – Why doesn’t the model/subject choose the final images for their magazine photoshoot.
They have control of how they are represented; how their body looks. All the models/subjects in HEY GIRL now choose their own photos. So get your amazing model/subject to choose their own final photos for HEY GIRL WORLD. At first, being a photographer/artist this might feel weird, but it is very freeing, liberating and empowering for all. You can know that your images represent a person that loves the images and is in totally control of how they are portrayed/presented. Autonomy is paramount to us.
3. WITH PHOTOGRAPHY – NO SKIN OR BODY RETOUCHING
Real life has this amazing power and confidence:
Yeah I got a spot , yeah I got bags .. Cause I am working lots and making amazing work.
Yeah I got stretch marks cause I have had an amazing baby or that’s just the way my body is.
Yeah I got scars … this happened to me… And??? So what!!!
We are made to feel bad about your body from media, from adverts of retouched images that does not depict real life. They have been made unreal – we know we have done it in the past (sorry issue 1 does have some retouching in it) we changed this and smoothed that, then we thought – YOU KNOW WHAT, what’s so wrong with all these things we are taking out?
The reader doesn’t see the real photo, so they think the model/subject is perfect, which then leads them to feel… I don’t look like that and which can lead them to feel unhappy with their body/face?
We think, you have a responsibility to the younger generation (and everybody) to free them from self judgement. Which we are non-stop bombarded with in modern day.
So we said no more, let’s love the power of a real image, real skin, real bodies, real cool…
We want to set people free, be yourself and be confident is the most powerful trait for any image .. So don’t conform; BE DIFFERENT .. How boring life would be if we were all the same.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
4. WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT? WHY DO YOU CREATE?
What makes you want to create? What is your style? How do you want people to feel about your work?
Then work out your skills meter .. out of 100% what are your different skills. Then we will email when live for the world to see.
So ‘HEY GIRL WORLD’ go create, have fun and we can’t wait to see your work and show our network your work!!!