The brief was to design a new school prospectus that portrayed all levels of the school – from nursery through to 6th form. The cover concept was to create a ‘face’ for the school, composed of girls of all ages. A tightly controlled set-up was created and 12 different pupils photographed. The final images were then retouched and montaged together. The main difficulty was that it’s possible to start with 12 attractive girls but end up with a single composite image that has a weirdly unnatural look. We discovered that by using both eyes from one of the girls – with just eyebrows and colouration changed – a natural appearance could be achieved.
School prospectus. Photography by Anna Henly, Edinburgh. Designed at LEWIS.