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12/30/2004: "Silver Chairs"

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I'm really starting to struggle with what to show here...

Todays image is something I shot for my still life portfolio a few years back.
Lately I've been finding it hard to pick images to put on the blog here. It makes it even harder when it seems that I've developed a pattern of showing men and women on alternating days. I like pulling out older stuff, but to tell you the truth, it's getting harder to find worthy images. As far as new stuff goes, I have some great stuff around here, but some of it has to wait until magazines come out before it can be shown. I also don't want to show five images from Nailpro magazine in a row cause I'm pretty sure that would get old quick for all but the biggest manicure fans (if those people even exist).

Anyway, as I had hoped, this has caused me to think a lot harder about shooting some more tests so I can work on new portfolios. This has the added benefit of creating lots of blog content.

camera/film: Hasselblad, Fuji Provia 100.
lighting: This was one of those rolls of film that was a huge experiment with lighting. Every frame looked different. All I can tell you about the lighting is that it's a mixture of strobe (Speedotron), hot lights (LTM Peppers) and multiple exposures. Metal happens to be one of my favorite things to shoot because you can do so much with it. It can cause lots of technical problems for obvious reasons, but that's half the fun.

Replies: 9 have commented

How about a family photo. Surely you have a decent one of you, your wife and daughter!

Or what about the last guy that Meghan wrote about thinking she found a nice guy and he disappeared on her. You know that photo - the one you took with him wearing some cement shoes and you two going out on a short ocean jaunt.

Wes said @ 12/30/2004 07:56 PM PST

I LOVE the lighting here. It's just perfect. Great stuff.

RainKing said @ 12/31/2004 02:27 AM PST

Happy New Year!

Jenny said @ 12/31/2004 12:15 PM PST

Brooks, I love your stuff -- read the blog daily. I really appreciate your describing the story behind the image. Thank you!!!

Bradley said @ 12/31/2004 12:56 PM PST

You could shoot poo and make it look good, but your portraits are what you seem to do best.

Houser said @ 12/31/2004 06:35 PM PST

woah. tripping. for a second, i wasnt quite sure what it was. lovely perspective and lighting.

PiXeLs said @ 01/05/2005 02:11 PM PST

Thanks everyone. I'll try to throw in a still life every once in a while.

Brooks said @ 01/05/2005 05:07 PM PST

Beautiful. I love the lighting & the colours. Y'know, I see the exact same kind of these chairs and tables everywhere. And I do mean everywhere, even overseas. Hmm..

Nyx said @ 01/06/2005 02:25 AM PST

love Slinkies
also a big fan of still photography

the true talent of a photographer comes to bare when he/she can bring some inanimate to life

Master Foley said @ 01/06/2005 07:20 AM PST

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