How does your magazine representparticular social groups?
For my front cover image I looked at other magazines which featured artists that aresimilar to the artist I was trying to create, such as Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, asthey are known as country artists. A lot of these covers involved the artist holding aguitar, so I decided that my cover image should have a guitar in it. This also makes itmore obvious that it is a country/folk magazine, as acoustic guitars are quite oftenassociated with this style. I also chose what she should wear carefully and how herhair should be, as the artists on the covers tend to wear quite neutral colours, whichis why I decided to have her in quite a plain neutral coloured dress. I also chose tohave her hair curled for the same reason, and I think people tend to link femalecountry stars with having curly hair, as singers such as Carrie Underwood and TaylorSwift tend to have curly hair.
For this image I have kept with the same ideas for herhairstyle and clothes, by keeping it all quite neutral. I tookinspiration from Taylor Swift’s music video for her song‘Safe and Sound’. I also thought that taking the imagesoutside would also fit well with the country genre, as it isquite a natural style genre, by not using any syntheticsounds, which people may associate with being outside.
For this image, I was trying to show something to represent acountry-style festival. I looked at images of country/folk bandsperforming live such as, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and theCivil Wars. Since my main feature artist is a solo teenage femaleartist, I thought I should include something to contrast it byhaving an older band, which also had a male in. This contrast tomy main artist still works with the genre though, as the band Ihave chosen to feature are similar to the bands I took inspirationfrom, as they are older, mostly male, but still have a lead femalesinger. I also made sure that the artist was playing an acousticguitar, as acoustic guitars are usually linked with my chosen genremore than electric guitars.
For these images again I was usingTaylor Swift’s ‘Safe and Sound’music video for inspiration, for thesame reasons as my 1st contentsimage.