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I need to explain what’s going on at the moment…
I’ve not uploaded any pictures for a few days now, why? maybe it’s because of the weather, maybe it’s because of work, maybe it because of my personal life, maybe it’s because I just cant be arsed at the moment. It takes a LOT of time to consider, think, set up, take, edit, write and then upload a photgraph everyday.
I was maybe naive in thinking I could keep this up for a whole year!
So far I’ve done just over a month, which, considering the steps required to upload a final piece everyday I’m still pretty proud off. Just to note, I’ve not given up on this project, I’ve just hit a bubble. I don’t want to upload photographs for the sake of uploading, so I wont.
When I set up this website I had an “about me” page, in there I said something along these lines
“I never focus or settle on the one medium or art style, I get bored easily and I’m always willing to learn. Unlike most “artist” I don’t consider myself to have a “skill” rather an ambition to try something new.”
One of the reasons my photographs have stopped for now is because I want to try my hand at modelling and construction.
Some close friends have been “steam punking” items. I don’t want to copy but I like the idea of taking something old and building ontop of it. Hence my latest project (which by the way, I have no idea where it is heading). I’ve got this gun and I’ve been playing with Mechano, glowsticks and light.
Below are some photos showing what I’m up too
This was a bit of a mistake, a nice mistake mind. I was trying to recreate a smoke effect using a glow stick and long exposure. So I set the camera to bulb mode and started snapping long exposures.
I think with this shot (because I did a number in a row) I moved the glow stick quite quickly which gives it that nice effect. When I saw it on the preview screen it reminded me of the muscle structure.
Keeping this one short tonight because I wanna chill out. All I wanted to do was try and create a little “fire” effect using a glow stick. Holding it tight in a work bench the usual suspects came out to play, shutter delay and a bit of photoshop!
Hope you like
Without any models it’s becoming increasingly difficult to take night shots with subjects as I always become the subject and I can’t control the light camera and myself at the same time.
Introducing Woody! He’s a bit on the small size (come on, loads of ammunition for you there), he’s posable, he doesn’t complain and he’s free. He does however have a 6inch metal rod up his arse which is a pain for both of us.
So todays experiment was playing with lighting, glow sticks, positions and of course “bulb” mode.
I’d snapped the glow stick by accident and feeling the need to make the most of the situation I tried to incorporate it into today’s image.
I visualised someone carrying dangerous materials and so posed Woody into a carrying stance.
I used a desk lamp to create the bold spotlight and shadow just to help dramatise the scene. Other than that nothing new really, long exposure and a bit of Photoshop to darken the entire image. Oh yeah and a soft focus around the surrounding area.