We were playing with lights in the studio and one thing that we tried was a flash light strobe mode. I moved my head from center to the left during the exposure. On a computer I mirrored the picture to get a symmetric image.
Since I already have quite a lot of hair in the mouth area I thought that I participate to movember with a photograph. We ripped a part one 4h VHS tape that has 348 meters of tape (Wikipedia) and gathered that to a ‘moustache’. I was lying on my back and camera was on a horizontal pole with a magic clamp. Lighting was simply one softbox over the head and two white boards as a fill.
I was looking to various drawers and there was lots of left over bolts, pipes, resistors, capacitors, network connectors, you name it. I thought that I will try make fantasy style scope to my old gun. I think I went a little bit overboard but for a left over part DIY project I’m happy.
Since it’s halloween time I thought that I make one image for the occasion. I have orc skull that I photographed with the same lights I used for myself. Then I photoshopped some of the skull to my face.
One thing that I have started to use is notes layer. I first saw it used in Phlearn videos for educational purposes but I find it useful also for my personal notes. I usually gather all the main parts to the image in one file and do some editing to get an idea if this is going to work at all. After that I add blank layer where I write notes what I want to do with the picture. I have forgotten things in the past and this helps me to keep everything in control.
Honorable Mention for Men from 5. Seuracup 2014, Finland.
Or as Dali might say “Light-headed dream caused by the alarm clock a second before waking up”. I have always liked surreal art and currently I seem to enjoy more working on a pen tablet than behind the camera, so making photo manipulations suites that well. This picture started from a balloon idea and it developed on the way to a dream where you feel light-headed when alarm clock tries to pull you out from the comfort of a sleep.
Salon Gold for Reaching for the Sky from 4 April XIX International Salon of Art Photographs “Miniature”, Serbia.