Mr. White

Mr. White

To complement with the Mr. Black image I wanted to do really light image. I painted my head and hands with skin paint and used white for everything. To the milk I added some food coloring to add some color to the picture. I was going to turn it more red in post processing but I left it pink after all. I made some faces during shoot and in post processing stage it started to feel that this might work as a triptych. Post processing was otherwise simple, just some cleaning and dodging & burning.

Salon HM

3RD GREEK PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCUIT

Salon HM for The Army of Unknowns from 3rd Greek Photographic Circuit – Santorini 2015, Greece.

Mr. Black

Mr. Black

The idea was to make portrait that is almost black so the white pocket square just pops out. JP was once again helping me and worked also as a model. We didn’t have proper handkerchief so we ended up making it from paper. Black mask is a helmet hood backwards and it worked well. Lighting setup was new to me and we were looking for a really subtle light. I was surprised how small light movements were. Turning light just 15 degrees and it didn’t work at all anymore.

Post processing was pretty simple. I added a bit of texture and vignette to the background and removed all the dust spots. Pocket square was a bit too papery so I removed some wrinkles and added linen texture to it. Last I added color toning using color balance.

Melancholy

Melancholy

That jar have been on our window sill for a long time. It has small flower or something stuck inside and I have wondered if that could be an image. This morning I took my macro lens and took a picture of it and found one of my old self portraits which I blurred to get a human shape. It looks like heavily textured image but this time the texture was the actual image.

Ice Queen

Ice Queen

Me and JP had a photoshoot last sunday. My wife’s sister asked me earlier to get some photographs of her and her horse. She likes fantasy themes so I edited a couple of photos to that direction. We ended up using just natural light which was pretty varying but sun was getting pretty low so we got some nice light. I noticed once again that natural light is much harder to work with than studio lights.

Salon HM

1st CAPA International Salon of Photography

Salon HM for Feeling Light-headed from 1st CAPA International Salon of Photography 2014, Taiwan.

The Last Second

The Last Second

It was time to put the bomb in real use and make pictures with it. I had seen this nice rugged wooden box near the camera club studio so instead of making this picture at home I headed there. I used my favourite lighting setup again but this time with a little fill from the below. JP’s electronic cigar worked as a smoke machine once again.

Bomb

Comic Style Bomb

I have a photo idea where I need a bomb. You know the group of dynamite bars with a timer device where you can wonder which wire to cut and do that in a last second. Well James Bond is quicker and usually has 0:07 on the clock when the bomb is disarmed…  I made the bars from a broom stick and some wrapping paper. I also needed some glue, tape and old non functional dvr where I ripped circuit boards. One circuit board had a display on it so it was perfect for the project.

Surrogate

Surrogate

I have wanted to try this phlearn tutorial about black eyes so I took one left over picture from ‘the game’ shoot. Eyes were easy and looked good. I was aiming for scifi theme so I made the skin pretty white and added some cracks to the outer ‘shell’. I made the lines with Inkscape and imported them to photoshop. Vector drawing program was more suited for that kind of job. I used liquify in photoshop to modify the lines more to the body shape.