1st Exhibition of Photography “Rock” – Vidin

Salon silver for Star Max from 1st Exhibition of Photography “Rock” 2015 – Vidin, Bulgaria.

Grumpy

I was inspired by this Alias Academy wetplate collodion youtube video. In my version I used my own textures and some found from Nik Analog Efex pro 2. I added Nik textures using 50% gray layer in overlay mode so I could use layer masks to apply texture only in areas where I wanted it.

Feeling Light-Headed

Feeling Light-Headed in Pentaprism Magazine #7 – Creative Section

Tyranny

More for the series, this time with tyranny theme. I made couple of things for this image. I needed baton and fake plastic ones with postage were more expensive than cheap garden hoe. I just added some paracord to make a handle. I also think this wooden one worked much better in the picture which is already quite dark. When shopping I also bought small light dome. I took apart one small reflector and made a diy light modifier out of it. Bigger would have been better but it worked.

AC Foto German Mega Circuit

  • PSA Best of Show Gold for Blind Justice from AC Foto German Mega Circuit 2015 – 12th Swabian International, Germany
  • Salon Bronze for Reaching for the Sky from AC Foto German Mega Circuit 2015 – 11th Main Spessart International, Germany
  • FIAP HM for Jail Time from AC Foto German Mega Circuit 2015 – 12th Swabian International, Germany
  • FIAP HM for Reaching for the Sky from AC Foto German Mega Circuit 2015 – 5th Black Forest International, Germany
  • Salon HM for My Lake from 2nd My Favourite Circuit 2015 – 12th Laupheim International, Germany

Dystopian Democratic Republic

Comply – or else
Innocence is no excuse for your self-defence
You must obey
See things in the light they say

If you are not with them
You must be against them
That is the way their thinking goes
They see themselves as royalty
Doubting them is a travesty
Anywhere they look there are foes

They can see you
They can hear you
Any step you take they can follow
If they want what is yours
They will take it
If they take it by force
They will make it
You’ll be lucky to see tomorrow

If you were an individual
A free man, not a criminal
Remember the warnings you have heard
You are free to speak
Free to make your stand
Keeping your head low, not saying a word

The whole world is open wide
As the law is on their side
There is no crime they can’t get away
Mr Blacks of this world are the powers that be

It goes without a mention
Who would be left to question
There is no crime they can’t get away
Mr Blacks of this world are the powers that be

For rebellion there is penalty
Arresting minds leads to cruelty
Behind nameless doors without a key
No matter how long and hard they try
You know well that you would rather die
Pleading guilty you’ll never be free

Lyric by Jari Hämynen