Life Decisions

I took this photo in a nearby forest. I used two Yongnuos in a reflective umbrella to give a bit light to the subject. First my plan was to use the forest background but at home I found it too messy so I replaced it with foggy and more atmospheric background. I got strange looks when I went to photograph that traffic sign and a traffic lights and hopped to the middle of the road with the camera: “What the hell is that man doing?”

Mmm Chocolate in 1X YEARBOOK

Newest 1x.com Yearbook “Visions” just arrived. “Mmm Chocolate” was selected to be one of few images in the book.

Skeletons and a Rose

I bought this plastic skeleton from ebay for photographic purposes. Since halloween is coming I thought I’ll put it to the test right away. Camera was on a boom pointing straight down to a black vinyl where I placed the skeleton (and myself) in different positions. I edited the pictures together in photoshop using puppet warp and added some textures. When I first got the skeleton I put it sitting in the chair upstairs. My wife didn’t even notice it first time she went up. I guess she is too used to see strange things I have for photography…

Headshot

Portraits are really not my thing. I usually photograph people in some kind of role which is much easier. It’s not about the person but it’s about the story. But with portraits it’s a completely different ball game. Like Peter Hurley has said portraits are 90% psychology, 10% camera work. I think I fail miserably in the psychology part. I might also fail in camera work but perhaps not miserably…

The Kraken

We went to a carshow in Lahti and there was this steampunk hotrod that got my attention. At home I decided to make this poster like image from the car images.