Comic Book Grunge

Lockdown life has really got me doing things I’ve been putting of doing for years now!

I was recently scrolling through TikTok like you do and came across so many videos of people doing these cool spotlight photoshoots and they looked like so much fun so I thought I’d give it a go too!

So you’ll need a model in this case I used my brother, a loo roll or any type of cylinder roll you can find around the house and a torch light – you can just use your phone. If you want to take self portraits make sure you have a tripod or something to prop your phone up. These types of pictures are best shot in the dark – so play around a little until you figure out what works best for you.

I obviously had to put my own little spin on it by adding a really cool background made out of super old marvel comics (my mum has been trying to get me to rid of of them for ages but I knew holding on to them would come in handy) We just ripped the pages out and taped them to the wall. But you don’t really need to do that I just wanted to go for a super grungy look and I even styled my brother in line with my vision.

I really like how these turned out especially because I took them blind (yes I wasn’t wearing my glasses) in the dark. I edited these all on my phone using VSCO and SnapSeed. My brother who has his own photography page on Instagram – By Bilaal (which you all should follow because he takes amazing pictures!!) edited them a little differently to the way I did using Photoshop and Lightroom.

If you do try this out I’d love to see what you guys come up with! Tag me on Instagram @geminifatale or just leave a comment down below!