Although I only photograph in digital I have some old cameras as decorative pieces. I have been looking for this Kalloflex camera for some time. Kallo is skull in Finnish so it goes nicely with my logo. Sides and front of the camera were in bad shape so I ordered A4 sheet of vinyl to renew those. First I disassembled the sides, removed old vinyl pieces and photographed the pieces. Next I traced photographs with Inkscape and printed stencils for the vinyl. I attached the paper stencil to the vinyl with two-sided tape and cut out the pieces. Vinyl had the glue in it so the rest was easy. I blackened the sides of the aluminium with sharpie to hide minor errors in the cut outs.
I got to choose next theme of the month for the local camera club. “Small” came to my mind. I didn’t have any idea what to do for that myself. It proved to be quite challenging theme for me. After a while I managed to do one humour and one conceptual image for the theme. In “Oppression” I used the same character and style as in “life decisions“. This could easily lead to some kind of series about life. Character was photographed in the same setup as the boot, camera was just a bit farther away. I guess I leave explaining the humour image to the viewer…
Story about communication in relationships nowadays. iPads were used as lights in this picture with two yongnuo speedlights, so I used higher iso and wider aperture as usual. Other yongnuo was on a boom with beauty dish and grid, other was bounced from the wall behind the camera for fill.
I made couple of images to the food theme. I have seen this egg sperm thing done with at least spring onions, carrots and sprouts. I managed to get the egg broken but at that point I was tired enough that I thought I’ll fix it in post, which was a quick fix. I have done chili and paprika images before and this time I thought to use them in this fat/thin pair. I chose totally different post processing for the images. I usually try to find styles that work best for the images and not do everything with the specific style.
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.