It is very clear that I have chosen to use the same images from the front
of my album cover and the magazine advert. My reasoning behind this
is for the target audience to be able to instantly recognise the
magazine advert and to link it back to the album cover. For the
magazine advert I did crop out the elbows which I found did create a
different effect and ensures that I didn’t fully duplicate the images. The
colours in this image are warm, although I did lower the saturation on
Photoshop. I did this to ensure that the image didn’t overpower the
entire frame and distract you from the text which is also a very
important feature. This image is perfect for a front cover of an album as
the female on the front has perfect hair and make up and is dressed in
a fashionable playsuit. This is particularly important front the target
audience as they aspire to be like their idol and their idea of perfection.
The colour of the playsuit is light pink which is also a feminine colour
this factor will also add to the interest of the audience. I have
completely blacked out the background to one single colour and tone.
This guarantees that there will be no distractions from the artists
image and style.
For the back of the album cover I opted to used an image from the
side on. I have also gone from a medium shot which not only allows
you to see the artists face, but also her figure. again, the same as in
the first picture this image displays perfect makeup, hair and
clothing. This has been done by some airbrushing on Photoshop in
which I discarded of any imperfections and enhanced the contouring
on her face. This perfect image is essential as it’s what strongly
appeals to the audience. On the back of the album over its self I
actually moved the figure over to the right and had the album tracks
listed in descending size order down the left hand side. The
composition of this looked very attractive and I found it very visually
pleasing. The way my artists eyes are staring into the titles also
helps draw your attention directly to them.
My final image is of the inside if my album cover. This
image is from a different shot within the music video,
although it appears very different is still contains the
perfect makeup, hair and clothing which the audience
will admire. It also contains a lot of rich colours such as
gold and turquoise, these colours give off a wealthy
atmosphere. This could almost be a display of her
success and how it make her so wealthy. In this image a
few props are displayed such as the mirror and the fairy
lights. Although this music video portrays Selena
Gomez’s mature side, I wanted to maintain and
element of the child within. Therefore I have included
the girly fairy lights and dreamy mirror for her to play
with her reflection in. However this doesn’t overpower
the image as her adult pose shows us the new image
she is trying to create.
How do my images link together?
Although I have chosen to go for a image
completely different on the inside of my album
cover I do have a reason for this. When doing
my research I found it very common that inside
most album covers would be an alternative
image from another shoot within a music video
from the album. As you open the CD case this
almost suggests that you are looking into what
the CD has to offer and gives you an exclusive
preview to how the music video will look like.
Apart from that the other two images were
taken from the same shoot and share the exact
same colours, tone and lighting.