Joy Lewis: Chilly Weather Fashion


Photography and Text by Joy Lewis, Copyright 2017




As chilly weather is starting to make an appearance in Philadelphia I thought a spread on jackets couldn’t be any more relevant. I personally love jackets because they’re such an easy “throw on and go” statement piece. Jackets can vary in color, size, pattern and material making outfit combinations with jackets limitless. For this shoot I chose to use a single model wearing the same top, jeans and shoes and the same dark paper background for each photo because I really wanted to enhance the jackets and make it clear that they are the intended focus of this spread.

Personally, I am a big fan of originality and differentiating myself from others and that is what led me to my model choice. Of course I could have chosen subjects that fit the typical stereotype of a model, but instead I chose a subject with features that are not typically prevalent in the model industry. I had my model wear little to no makeup and wear her hair the way that she would on any average day. I also wanted the lighting in these photos to be somewhat portrait like and to give the picture an added softness. By choosing to use this light and this model my goal of the shoot was to accentuate the features of naturally beautiful.

I am a lover of the fashion industry, fashion magazines, and all things fashion, but I am also a lover of natural beauty and I think this is something that the fashion industry doesn’t typically choose to portray. Because of this I wanted to use this assignment as an opportunity to create a spread that appealed to my taste in fashion as well as my fondness of natural beauty.


Portrait of Joy Lewis by Alexis Masino, Copyright 2017


About The Author: Joy Lewis is a Junior enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2019.

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