Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Project, pt. 8


This is photo 8 titled "bark" from the current project I'm working on (if you want the details about the project, click here). I already started to run out of time and people who could model for me. So many of my friends have moved and I didn't really have a diverse group of willing people to work with. This is a bummer for me because 1) as you may have noticed so far all of the models are mainly white 2) I had to use the same model more than once (Nick) because of time and availability. I just developed my last roll of film for this project and I have only 4 more pictures to share after this one.

I'm both excited to have an entire collection together, but bummed that I didn't have enough time to gather all the people/resources that I needed. It won't be perfect, but the theme will be clear and I will have 12 prints.

In this photo I asked the model to grab onto the bark to look like he was hanging off it as a branch or leaves. The three textures of nature, skin, and hair are present, but not perfect because the background adds a 4th texture. I like it and it will work for the project, but it isn't everything that I want it to be.


cb said...

what a great picture. i love the tilt of his head, a really nice addition to the picture.

Anonymous said...

It is an interesting picture, because it looks like he's really hanging from that piece of bark, but that doesn't make sense because you know that bark wouldn't hold him up. Maybe it wasn't exactly what you were aiming for but there is this sort of distressing/painful quality to it which is nice in a different sort of way.

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