Jasmine is a photographer, who during her MA degree has looked to gain skills including research, organisational and technical skills. Jasmine’s practice consists of a still-life commercial photography and video series exploring healthy eating for students aged 18-24. The work has been given the title of ‘Fruit Mix’, and has allowed for experimentation and creativity in its approach. Jasmine merges everyday objects used in students’ university experiences by adding domestic objects. This adds surreal aspects to the work and allows for thinking about the consumption of food. This is included by photographing items that may not usually be used to eat fruit, for example, cutlery and crockery. Due to limited research currently aimed at this audience, this work is important in maintaining good well-being and lifestyle, going into the workplace after studies. The work is used as a way of thinking about educating on daily guidelines such as 5 A Day (World Health Organisation, 2003).
The work is contemporary to the 21st century and looks relatable, also bringing a different perspective of thinking about eating. This is not just through consumption, but also through socialising. The slogan of ‘Fruity, Fun Flavours’ acts as a prompt with the visuals to help bring more clarity to the work. The work specifically focuses on looking at fruit as a focus enhanced through bright colours through choices of colour, lighting and composition by the positioning and use of lighting to capture the range of textures that make fruit seem more appealing.