Sunday, February 8, 2015

Levitation #1

I've been tinkering around with composites for a few years. And recently I've also been tinkering around with a Sony mirrorless camera. Lots of experimentation and learning curves with both ... definitely taking me out of my comfort zone and pushing things pretty hard in Photoshop with the composites. The above composite was inspired by the work of Brooke Shaden, who I've been following for about 6 months -- very conceptual and artistic. And above all it's challenging to put these constructs together -- getting the pieces, masking, color toning and making something that's obviously surreal somehow believable visually. So, lots of hours and layers and megabytes and experimentation here. Photo of April (my model) was taken in the studio; photo of the trees was taken at Frankie Carter Randolph Park. I started this as a personal challenge for myself but as things evolved, ended up entering into the Bay Area Photo Club's February assignment: Out of Context.

1 comment:

  1. A lot of work but very well worth the effort. You did an excellent job Steve! I hope to learn how to do this one day.