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Blog has been a bit neglected of late but I am starting my first real project in quite a long time and thought this was probably the best place to put my thoughts, trials, failures, successes…
Anyway the project is a group of images for exhibition using my large format 4 x 5 Cambo camera which has also been sadly neglected sitting in its box in my garage for longer than I can remember.
The concept is to use cutouts (or gobos) to create shadows or highlights on portraits. This is done by using a snooted studio light so as to not spill too much light around the gobo.
To create a gobo I have been printing out images onto framing matte board and then cutting them out with a craft knife.
So far I have cutout a few gobos…
I plan to play around with both positive masks as well as negative masks so see which one will work best or possibly a mixture of both…
A shadow of my former self 🙂
Shadow self portrait…
The light around town has been amazing of late as we start the slide towards winter. Unfortunately since most of my chances to go shooting are in the late afternoon they are starting to turn into night shoots… Rollei doesn’t handle street in the dark particularly well so I might have to start carrying my trusty F5 around as well in order to get some more street shots.
This was taken last Tuesday afternoon as I wandered around for 30 minutes while the girls were at ballet. The light was spectacular and I ended up taking a whole roll (12 shots) which is pretty unheard of for me 🙂 .
This was taken using the time honoured “I’m waiting for you to walk past but really I am taking your photo” method.
Another “Before Work” foray down to the waterfront in the middle of winter.