“Vibrant Red hair, striking red ear hoops, eccentric tattoo art and to cap it all pointy things in her mouth with studs on her nose. A scary but intriguing encounter in my next personal shoot”
[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”P” size=”large” border=”border” border_color_class=”otw-silver-border”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]Part of my ongoing personal project about people with great tatto art, piercings and adornments. The street casting day had allowed me to book a few people for different dates in the studio. It seemed a strong way of stating your individuality adding studs to your face and enlarging your ear lobes (lobulus auriculae) with a giant piece of plastic. I mean it takes sheer guts to do purely from the pain point of view and equally allowing yourself to be art, a creation of someones elses endeoursbut your vision.
What gives you the vision to be like this and step outside of a comfort zone. It intrigues me and my personal photographic study of people and their self expression stepped up to phase two. Utilising a single LED light high above the subject allowed me to control the starkenss of her look. Soft light was no good, a slightly diffused hard light was appropriate in this moment. What I loved about this session was the confidence oozing from my subject.
“A sense of looking down on me as her subject, I was the one that felt insecure and protected only by my camera and ability. I was the intimidated one!”
My session was over in a little over 20 minutes, I find that sometimes its easy to overshoot or get “Coverage” which allows for the session to go flat. The tendancy then is to shoot images that are surplus to requirements and never get used. The oomph has gone. Simple lens use and a final colour cast grade – cross-processed effect enhances the red tones and helps to take out the greyness of the background to allow a little more interest.