Friday, September 26, 2014
Like a magic lamp, this (magical?) japanese iron teapot sits on a pile of black sand. This is a portfolio shot I did some time ago. Softbox from above, if slightly behind. Ringflash for fill and f2.8. The reflections on the handle come from the softbox and a few cards. I accentuated the nice turquoise hue in post.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Import/Export is a Seattle band that put me in charge of moving their image 'past the classic shot of musicians in alley'. The band and I shared a love for the documentaries of the explorer ship Calypso (which features in one of their songs). We tossed ideas back and forth over a couple of sessions and we decided that a key concept was to add movement to the image. The rain laden sky would provide a sense of `unfamiliar' and `being away'. The main image was obtained superimposing two shots and having the musicians jump on a little portable trampoline (got the idea from a Dior shoot). The trampolines were removed in post and then the image was colored. Shot with a softbox to the right and a ringflash as fill. f4.0/1/125/17mm/ISO160. This is the first time I used this set up in the field!
And the dog? Si the Dog, just literally walked by the set, on a jog with his owner. Never say never to a free prop.