Friday, 1 April 2011
Portfolio task 7 – Photo Essay
Closer is a weekly magazine aimed at working class young women who like to keep up with the latest trends and fashions, but don’t have much money to spend. They are interested in the world of the celebrity and thrive on celebrity misfortunes as a way of reassurance in their own lives. They like to read about shocking real life stories, which are a way of confirming to them that they are ‘normal’. They are heavy consumers and base their status on the commodities they own and the way they look, but don’t have much disposable income so look to magazines like this one for inspiration on a budget. They also usually have busy lives through working or having children and so want something easy to read in their spare time.