Saturday, January 27, 2007

Double Sean

This is a continuation of the "Double Negative" series I began a few weeks ago. The prints in this series are all made by sandwiching two negatives together in the enlarger to make one print.
Usually a double exposure is created by exposing the same frame of film twice. Creating a faux double exposure with two negatives gives the photographer a little more control because any two photographs can be chosen and they can be aligned however one wishes.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Iron Man

This is a solarized print of Sean, the model that appears in a web gallery called "Iron Man" on my website.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Satin Surfer Solarized

This is a solarized print of a previously posted photograph of Craig Davidson. Solarization is a printing process that exposes the photographic paper to so much light that white areas turn black and black areas become over saturated and turn gray.
A fellow photographer suggested I try the process on the photos of this particular model whose skin I likened to satin. The solarized print emphasizes his skin texture.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Eye of the Orb

Bryan contacted me several years ago when he was working on building a modeling portfolio, and we arranged a trade/test shoot.

We did the shoot at the beach and a park over looking the beach. This photo is at the entrance to a large wooden sculpture that I call "the orb". It's made of wood, rounded and formed into a partial sphere with two gaps. I love the texture of the structure in b&w and the gaps allow light to hit a model from two sides.

The series taken in the eye of the orb are some of the strongest from the shoot.


This photograph of Yvan is from one of my early studio photo shoots. It was taken at a rented studioo with hot lights before I took the plunge and outfitted a home studio with my own equipment.

It's a from several years ago, which in Yvan time is a couple of generations. In recent years Yvan has changed his physique considerably, shedding some of his muscle mass and purposely losing some of his definition in an effort to look more mainstream.

I hope Yvan won't mind if I relate a story he told me as he was explaining his transformation. He said he was on a photo shoot with a number of other male models who were more typical fashion models and his large physique made him feel out of place. Afterwards he decided to change his appearance.

Of course from my perspective we should all have such problems. I don't think I would have made the same decision.

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