Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Here are my final images for my advanced studio portfolio. Three of the b&w images are simulations of the film Aplphaville, the color one is a portrait/still life taken from the film Pierrot le fou and the b&w image of the woman leaning backwards in the gown is taken from a portrait of Rita Hayworth. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, SOOOOOO MUCH, to Max, Katrina, Carianne and Romina! I wouldn't have been able to complete any of these photographs without out you guys, I am honestly overjoyed with the success of these images!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Finally Film

If there was any confusion about my last two posts, which there seemed to be, the last one I posted are the original photographs shot by Guy Bourdin and Jerry Schatzberg, not me. For an assignment I copied them to achieve the lighting. The photos I have posted in this post are another version of the Guy Bourdin shot that I already shot and posted, and the two large format versions I just shot and processed of the two digital ones I already posted. The Guy Bourdin shot, once again caused me a few problems...Such the camera moving right before I took the picture, altering my frame, and the backdrop we were using was all fucked up and torn at one of the top corners..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Follow up

Looking at them now, both of the photographs I used for my imitations could be a little more constrasty. I am frustrated with the Bourdin shot, and how I wasn't able to get that pure white since I shot the image in color and later desaturated it. I guess we'll see how the b&W 4x5" negatives turned out, once I develop them. Anyhow, these are the original images.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

This is only the beginning of my final portfolio for my advanced studio class, but I am really happy with the results from today! These are only the digital shots which I was testing the lighting with, I shot large format as well but need to process my film and pray that they turn out. Both of these shots are imitations of famous photographs, which is the whole point of the assignment. The photograph with the leg and woman's face, is a Guy Bourdin shot and the other was originally a shot of Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg.