Christmas is coming so it’s time to make some images from Santa Claus. Jake asked me if I would like to take some bad santa themed images and since I already had thought something like that we moved quickly to the planning phase. I took the images in my home studio and it was a bit small for a two people shoot like this but we managed to get the shots. I already had other pictures needed for the backgrounds but I had to photograph one more for the floor texture. I usually don’t like use very saturated colours but in this case I thought this humour needs some good bright reds. And as a Finnish metal fan it’s Bäd Santa. Like Lemmy said about ö in Motörhead “I only put it in there to look mean”.
PSA Image of the Year 2015 / Color section
This image started as a test if I could use melted plastic as a texture in my face. Kind of burned melted face. I used heat gun to melt the plastic over the mannequin head. I photographed the head and my head in the same light. I used little fill for the texture for the black part of the face. I’m not completely happy with the result but at least every image works as a exercise.
Earlier I took some studio shots of this broken soldier character. Now we went to a nearby forest to took some shots. It’s a nice little forest with variable surroundings. All these three shots were taken within 150m of each other. My smoke machine is pretty small so for the larger shot I had to take several shots and combine them in photoshop. I used car battery and inverter to get it working. I also broke my back by carrying those between places. I wanted darker forest so I under exposed backgrounds and used yongnuo flashes to get some light to the character.