Friday, November 23, 2007

Lamb

Most of the images of Damon I shot picked up on his sexual energy. This image is one of the few that shows a sweeter, more vulnerable side. The grain and the soft light is a result of the IR film, but the eyes are courtesy of Damon.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Kali

These two images are from a shoot last weekend with Kali. Both are shot with IR film in the studio. The first image has been toned.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Variations on a Theme

More work this week with Damon. These two images are the first with infrared film -- both from the studio.

Sometimes a model has one outstanding bodypart. Damon has a chest like a iron roman breast plate, so most of the best work from this shoot features his chest and parts of his shoulders and arms.

Extra points to the reader who can read the tattoo that runs the length of his left bicep. It spells his last name.

A clue: at first I thought it spelled the name of the county in California that he came from, but word is one or two letters different.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Toned

This image is another from this weekend's shoot with Damon.
I have been experimenting more and more with creating black and white images from my color digital files and then using Photoshop to add warm or cool tones to the images.
This is another example of that technique. This is a bronze tone applied in Photoshop.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Twins



The images this week are composites created with Photoshop. Regular readers of my blog will recognize them as part of the ongoing series of photos shot in the French Doors at the back of my house. These particular shots are from a photo session yesterday with a model named Damon.

I turned Damon into twins by opening two of the photos in Photoshop, dragging one photo on top of the other to create a layer over the first, then masking part of the top layer to expose the image of Damon on the bottom layer. In order to make it easy to match the two photos, the entire doorway photo session was shot with a tripod to keep the camera in exactly the same position relative to the doorway. All the
camera settings (aperature, shutter speed,
white balance and focus) were kept the same from shot to shot. Damon was clued in to the plan so that he stayed on one side of the doorway or the other and occasionally gave me shots where he appeared to look to the side at his other self.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Bronze

The image at left is from the same shoot with Derek. As with all the others from this particular shoot, it was shot digitally. To create the black and white toned effect I changed the image mode to grayscale, discarding the color information, then changed it back to RGB mode and using Photoshop Curves I gave the image a bronze tone.
I think the tone suits the low key mode of the photograph.


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