Black and White theme

I haven’t done anything for the camera club monthly theme for a while so I thought that since it’s the last theme for the year I could do something. Theme is “Black and White” (meaning necessarily a monochrome image). First image is a yin and yang autoportrait where I used large octabox for a background. Easiest way to make pure white background. Second image is a composite inspired by Hengki Lee. For the Kleinbus I used a small model car and for the man, myself (naturally).

Broken Doll, Part 2

And the remaining images for the series…

Broken Doll, Part 1

First images from the “Broken Doll” photoshoot. Idea for this shoot came from Merja, an another camera club member. She has access to this farm and has worked with Kiki before. Kiki wanted to do a bit darker images so she suggested if I wanted to do the shoot. It’s no secret that I like to walk on the dark side at least what comes to the pictures so I was ready for the job. This was my first shoot with the new Godox AD200 (trigger arrived the day before the shoot) and I’m pretty happy with the purchase. They worked nicely and there was plenty of juice left after many hours of shooting.

Who am I today?

Everyday, behind a mask. Who am I today? First I thought that I hang these mask on a grey background but then I thought that it’s easier to photograph them lying on grey paper. Simple one light setup with beauty dish that could be done anywhere.

Trapped

I was planning a halloween/horror image but it turned out to be more like scifi/steampunk. I put this mask and welding goggles to my styrofoam head. I looked more comic than horror but decided to continue taking the picture. Side profile worked better and when I got the image on a computer screen I decided to continue the nails over the borders. Next I got the idea to turn on the lights and it looked better but definitely more scifi like. Sometimes the ideas come in editing stage…

Skeleton in the Closet

I photographed this addition to death series already in June but it missed “the closet” part and it took some time I got that done. I photographed the main images in camera club studio since it needed a lot of space. The closet part I took later in my home studio. Nothing new in editing but it took some time to get everything looking good to my eye.