Artist of the Month
Our competition winner Lottie Hollis spoke with Alice Maddison
about her work.
A: Hi Lottie. First of all, congratulations on winning! How do you feel?
L: Thank you! I feel honoured that I was chosen out of all the other
creatives at Solent who entered their brilliant work.
A: What are your long-term goals/career ambitions after graduating?
L: When leaving the university, I wish to create beauty portraits for
high end beauty magazines/brands.
A: Any brands or publications you are especially interested in?
L: My dream client would be ELLE as I feel like my style is similar to
A: I think your style would work really well with them. Now onto
your winning work. Did you collaborate with other people on this
L: Yes, I collaborated with @created_bymegan for makeup and
hair. @millyrobinson_creative helped with the styling.
@alysia.mae.photo assisted me in the studio too.
A: That’s great. How do you think collaboration impacts upon your
work and the creative process?
L: Working in a team creates a great final outcome as everyone
comes with their own individual skills and bounces off each other.
A: I agree. What was the inspiration behind this shoot?
L: The transition between summer and winter. The colour of
A: Nice. What techniques/equipment did you use to create these
L: I used a main beauty dish to light the model and then a floor light
which gradually lit the background creating the fade on the green
A: Well, it worked really well! Final question, how has COVID-19
impacted upon your work and creativity? Did it impact upon this
L: While the university facilities were still open it wasn’t affected
much at all. The styling was difficult with this shoot as it was planed
so last minute that getting an outfit delivered on time wasn’t
possible due to the delays from COVID. But it all worked out well in
A: Indeed, it did. Congratulations again and thank you for taking the
time to talk to me.
L: Thank you.