QUESTION 2 How does your magazine represent particular social groups?


  • Upload

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)



Citation preview

Page 1: Lauren

QUESTION 2How does your magazine represent

particular social groups?

Page 2: Lauren

Front Cover This is the chosen image that I wanted to use for my front cover. I liked this photo because it was takenon a black background and my chosen background colour for my magazine front page would also be black.

I also like the positioning of the models in this photo because I knew after cropping it down to a mid shot photo, they would fit in well with the text that would go around it.

The pose is chilled and relaxed and I wanted this pose so that it would compliment the name of my magazine, ‘Chill’.

The clothing I asked the models to wear was just plain grey or white tops as they were the only costumesVisible in the front cover. However one had a logo on soI photo shopped it out. I wanted these costumes becauseThey are young and relate well to the youthful target audience

Page 3: Lauren

Contents As the main band and cover story of the Magazine, this photo is the largest on the contents page, linked with a page number anchored by the page number description.

I chose this pose because its fun and expresses what kind of relationship the boys have as a band.

The following three photo’s are much smaller as they aren’t the key cover line, and are of all different layouts. This photo is of a single girl artist in monochrome which suggests her music is slower and perhaps more relaxed R&B music.

I wanted her to have this facial expression because she looks sad which adds a sort of ‘depth’ which could be representing the genre of R&B music she produces.

Page 4: Lauren

Contents The next photo is of a girl band who have very different facial expressions to the first small photo which portrays the bands fun personality also within their music. The costumes also compliment the R&B genre. I also inserted a background on Photoshop to add variety to the content images. Other wise both of these would look very similar next to each other.

This next photo is also a duo but it is a boy band instead and the costumes are very different to the girls, as they are wearing suits which I did to show their music is different to the other bands, perhaps more serious.I also like the way the black suits contrast against the bright white background and lighting.

Page 5: Lauren

DPS 1All of these photo’s are for the first page of the double page spread. I wanted the guys to look playful to contrast against the title, ‘Time to get serious?’ which adds humour as its evident that they are far from It.

I decided to use the white back drop for these photos so that when extracting the images and placing them on to the header strip, dark parts of the photos wouldn’t be lost within a black background when placed on the white strip e.g. The hair.

I chose to use a strip along the top of the page because It looked similar to some of the other R&B magazines I researched such as Vibe magzine.

Page 6: Lauren

DPS 2Because my first double page spread was quite consumed by photos and pull out quotes I decided to make a second double page. On here I had four more photos. One was significantly larger and the other three were placed beneath them so they were all placed in line.

I used a guitar as a prop in 3 of the photos as it is an instrument that one of the models plays. These photos are all also playful and fun like the ones on the first spread. Yet also are action shots of the boys at ‘work’- singing and playing on the guitar.

I wanted the model to have this confused facial expression to add humour to the photo and page as he is the person who sings and is clueless on how to play the guitar.