Friday, October 18, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Revisiting an older shoot, but presenting newer images. I've been doing a lot of that lately- I've been a photographer for over twenty years now, which means that I'm now sitting on a huge body of work. Most of the film I've already well picked through, scanned, et cetera. Digital is a whole other beast, though. I tend to shoot much more- because you can. Consequently, there are so many images that eventually get forgotten about. I have to say that it's a treat to discover there are these gems that you didn't realize you even had!
Monday, October 7, 2013
This image is from a shoot with a woman who was involved in a horrific car accident a few years ago. I initially met with her right before the last major operation of her recovery, and then I did a shoot with her a few weeks later. She wanted to both document herself, as well as feel good about herself with some glamorous images. I have to admit that I was initially apprehensive, since I hadn't actually seen her scars at first and I had to wait a few weeks. In the end both of us were very happy with the results. I did get some pretty shots, which actually wasn't difficult- she has a nice body and a attractive face, which amazingly was untouched in the accident. This image here, though, is the one that I thought is one of my most powerful images. It seems to really affect people who see it, as well as myself. On a side note, I did two versions of this image for her- one with the scars retouched out, and one with no retouching. I think that the untouched version is all around a better image, and I was happy to hear that she felt that way too.