HM for Arm Wrestling from DPW Three Country Grand Circuit – Podgorica 2015, Montenegro.
Looks like this could be the last one for this series. It also means that Mr Black character is going to get some rest although I’ll probably use it in the future projects. I’m pretty happy how this series carried out and it’s my favorite series I have done so far.
I found this nice looking used leather briefcase and it was perfect for bureaucrats in my on going 2084 series. We shot Mr. Black characters in studio and I added crossing and traffic signs later in post. Naturally I forgot once again take a setup shot but it was beauty dish with grid on top, softboxes on both sides and little fill for the briefcase.
Once in a while you have to roll up your sleeves to get an idea for the picture. Really squeeze your brains to come up with something. And all I could think was this…
Photos for this image were photographed at the same time with Denied image. This was the first time I tried 3D as part of a image. I made the extra jail door to the image with Blender. Learning curve for the program is quite steep but luckily there are plenty of good tutorials in the internet, so I think I’ll use Blender in the future projects too. For a hobbyist like me it’s good that you don’t have to build everything in real life and can save some money.
PSA HM for Men from Cyprus International Digital Photo Competition 2015, Cyprus.
Continuing with the dystopian series. I like this Mr Black character so much that ideas just seem to pop up. This series could work as a one page comic when finished titled 2084, but we have wait and see. We actually did two setups and timelapse in the video shows them both. A small preview of the next one in the series.
I was assisting JP Palmunen with sugar skull makeup themed shoot and got to take couple of shots myself. One of the shots was actually for testing lights but it was so humorous that I decided to include it in the final pictures.
Although it’s been so cold I’m not sure this can be called summer. Still after photographing mainly in studio for a long and cold winter it was time to get some fresh air for the camera in a form of couple of photo trips. With fellow photographers one of the trips headed to Botania, botanical and tropical butterfly garden that had nice selection of butterflies. I’m surely going to use those in composite images later. Parrot was photographed through a steel cage with full aperture. I handled both parrot and butterfly pictures like a portraits and replaced the backgrounds to suit more to my taste.
Continuing with the Mr Black character. This picture started as a joke but it was too fun idea not to do it for real. I guess this is the scene that happened before the courtroom picture. We tested the iPad timelapse feature during the shooting and I added some editing phases to the end to make this ‘Making Of’ -video.
I was assisting/documenting JP in the joker themed shoot. Here’s resulting time-lapse from the makeup.