Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Photoshoot: run: reality.exe (2018)

Fact: Every alternative teenage girl has a go at modelling at least once.

I am not an exception to this rule. I did a bit of modelling from around 17-18 and stopped to pursue my business. I've done the occasional photoshoot since then if the opportunity arose (see my High Priestess photoshoot) but recently I've picked up more modelling work, which started with winning a photoshoot with Violet Studio in Sheffield. After this, I started taking on more modelling work and creating shoots as I found it a great creative outlet to concentrate on other than my business. Sometimes I get a little burnt out because I work so hard on my business, and even when I try to take "breaks", they still relate to work somehow, like answering emails or promoting on social media. However, coming up with concepts and putting together a story to shoot is a great way to focus creativity elsewhere when I need a break, since fashion and styling comes second nature to me.

I'll post the Violet Studio photoshoot photos at some point but one of my more recent shoots was a Cyberpunk shoot titled "run: reality.exe". I told you I'm on a Cyber kick at the moment! It's a realistic look on the not too distant future, inspired by the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077, where the sun burns a little brighter due to global warming, and surroundings are bright and eye catching to distract from stressful city life. In this concept, I race around the city, thriving on city life and getting into mischief. I wish I had the props or Photoshop skills to show myself zipping about on a hoverbike! Maybe that could be another shoot following on from this one?

cyberpunk photoshoot
I really like how carefree and at ease I look in this photo.

cyberpunk girl

cyber goth
This photo was shared on Japanese fashion online magazine The Comm's Instagram for their Cyber issue.

cybergoth photoshoot
I totally found this pixelated effect by accident and I'm so happy I did!

Model, hair, make-up, wardrobe, styling and editing is all done by me, and photography was done by my friend (@ohhoneybe on Instagram).

Top is stocked by my brand 8th Sin and the skirt is from Aderlass.

If you'd like to work with me, get in touch on Purpleport where you can see my full portfolio and references: Laura Moriarty

What do you think to this shoot? Do you like Cyberpunk or Cybergoth style?



  1. Wow! I love this look. And the photos are phenomenal.

    I totally get what you mean about how every alternative girl tries out modeling at least once. I used to do amateur (really REALLY amateur) shoots entirely on my own, I still do them sometimes just for fun but I wouldn’t call myself a model, I’m more into blogging now.

    But anyway, awesome post! And great outfit/look!

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, we all do it haha!

      I'm so glad I found your blog and that people continue to blog!