A week or so ago, makeup artist Kristen White, model Amy Patterson and I got together to make some fun portraits. I’ve said all along that playing with my craft is one of the keys to the creative kingdom.
This one started when Kristen asked, “Do you have any Scotch tape?” I handed her one of those ubiquitous black dispensers filled with “magic mending” tape. Kristen taped Amy’s face as if it had trim to be masked as one would when painting a house. After Kristen finished, Amy stepped onto the set. Her moves were limited by the backlight directly behind her head. She had to do it all with expression-lips, eyes, eyebrows, and her hands.
Working in the studio, I always shoot tethered directly into a computer. There are obviously technical reasons for this. I just discovered another one. Holding the mouse button down over the next image button ran through all of the variations that Amy made during the shoot. A hundred and twelve photos. Last night I dropped the works into Premiere Pro CC to create a video of all the photos. Including credits, it’s 61 seconds long… er short, really.
All of the photos in the video with the single exception of the very last one are out of the camera without any tweaks or retouching.
While all of the photos in the video are straight out of the camera, the one above has had some enhancement. It’s showtime. Take a look then tell me what you think.