Mad as a Hatter!Sunday, March 10, 2013
"Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?"
I can list down pages of reasons why I love Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, but for this post, lets stick to the character "Mad Hatter" in Alice in Wonderland.
"There is a place, like no place on earth. Some say to survive it, you need to be mad as a hater. Which luckily, I am."
I chose this character for my previous semester's photography assignment. We had to choose a known character and using it to promote a Malaysian product. Because "Mad Hatter" loves tea parties, why not promote our thirst quenching infamous Teh Tarik ;)
My expectations about the character were not disappointed after watching the movie (credits to Johnny Depp). Although the movie is too childish to my liking, I still admire and love the character “Mad Hatter”. The character is vibrant, colorful, mad and fun, which are the eccentricity that I deeply appreciates.
I love how acting gives us the open curtain to exaggerate and explore the insane part of ourselves, which is no wonder the character is my choice for this assignment. I am truly grateful to my friend, Ignas Versinskas who was willing to help model for this assignment. He was extremely easy to work with and a very talented actor, which was awesome because he did a lot crazy poses for the shoot! I also had helped from my good friend Kubendera during the photo shoot, thanks a lot dude!
So, without further ado, here are my top two photographs that I submitted for the assignment:
|1) Long shot of the character|
|2) Close up of the character|
And here are some extra photos for your viewing pleasure!
|That is actually not a real Teh Tarik!|
|It's actually tea + soy milk + soap for bubbles lol|
|Teh tarik was out of stock lol so we improvised|
|"you're terribly late you know" -Mad Hatter|
|"I'm investigating things that begins with the letter M" -Mad Hatter|
|"We're still having a tea!" -Mad Hatter|
|Did I fell in the rabbit hole?|
|bitch I'm fabulous!|
Oh, by the way, we also had to create a poster using the character. So here's mine :)
Hope these photos brightens up your day. I still laugh going through all the photos we took. It was almost 200, that's ALOT! Thank you so much for those who helped in making the shoot fun and awesome!