I thought that this image inspired by Rolling Stones magazine cover of Yoko Ono and John Lennon would fit nicely to my relationship series. It gets quite a lot more macabre with fat piggy lying in the bed and I also wanted to make an image where woman seems to be more interested about the camera and the man is more submissive on the womans side. From a color point of view it also loans something from american beauty poster. I used boom arm to raise the camera to the roof as it worked nicely in previous above the bed shoot too. I then photographed several shots about the sheets alone and used those to enlarge the bed to the king size model.
PSA Journal January 2017 – Image of the Year Competitions.
I guess it was a mandatory take your camera outside day. We went to a weather radar station south of Kuopio called Oinosenmäki. The hill were the radar station stands is quite bald so you can see to all the directions from there. Since sun rises around 9:40 it didn’t mean early wakeup and we were there well before the sunrise and I think the best colours on the sky were found before the sun actually rose.
Xmas time is starting to feel like this. I read this article about using car wind screen reflector as photographic reflector. It was only 3.90€ so I thought I give it a try. Couldn’t get that nice reflections to the eyes since I was taking a self portrait and it was hard to see those but it still worked nicely as a reflector.
I was planning an image about pig staring at the ass when woman is cleaning the house and bends down?. It felt pretty chauvinistic but it seemed to fit in this series. Man is a pig after all. Well I don’t think enjoying watching your wifes arse is bad at all, but maybe you could help her cleaning the house and not reading the paper. This idea circled in my mind some time but then I wanted to change the gender roles in the image and image seemed just funny. Not something that would be offensive at all? Are our roles this polar that one is totally bad and other is just funny. Or is it just me that finds it this way.
Grey background was easier to carry to downstairs than the kitchen table to the upstairs so I photographed these images there. Again there were so many “moving” parts that I constructed these images from several pieces. It’s pretty easy when everything is photographed in the same light. That drawer was pretty wobbly and back plates fell to the floor when moving it back and forth so next project after shots was to give it some glue and care…
Trierenberg Bronze for Tyranny from 25th Trierenberg Super Circuit 2016, Austria.