Tutorial: The Smart Man

Tutorial: The Smart Man

Tutorial “The Smart Man” Equipment used: Hasselblad H4D-31, HC 3,5-4,5/50-110mm @ 80mm, 1/320s, F/8, ISO 100. Three Elinchrom D-Lite-it 4 strobes (1 beauty dish /w grid, 2 standard reflectors w/ grid). A Canon 580EXII speedlight with a red gel. Triggered with Pocketwizard Plus III. Manfrotto MT057C3 tripod. The Concept Where do good ideas come from?…

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Storytelling in Photography  – A New Article on RetouchingAcademy

Storytelling in Photography – A New Article on RetouchingAcademy

I recently collaborated with Julia Kuzmenko McKim from Retouching Academy to publish a three-part article on the subject of storytelling in  photography, especially in concept photography and I’d like to share it with my blog readers as well. I strongly believe that thinking about the story can increase every photographer and visual artist’s awareness of…

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BTS: Le Passe-Muraille (The Man Who Can Walk Through Walls)

BTS: Le Passe-Muraille (The Man Who Can Walk Through Walls)

Introduction “Le Passe-Muraille” is the first of hopefully many collaborative projects with Geneva-based photo designer Sebastien Braito. The “man who can walk through walls” is a mythical figure in many cultures, sometimes the hero, sometimes the stuff of nightmares. The thief in this picture makes use of this special talent freely to relief those who…

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New Photo: Provincial Uprising

New Photo: Provincial Uprising

A dress made out of hands Probably one of my most extensive (if not excessive) projects ever attempted: 5 months of preparation and planning 3 shootings (2 of them for testing and experimentation with ideas and solutions to create a dress made out of hands.) 9-hour main shooting with a team of 7 very talented…

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New Photo: “The Smart Man”

New Photo: “The Smart Man”

Where do bright ideas come from? What keeps a smart man smart? Being smart is not just a passive attribute, but something that the really smart man constantly pushes further. If an idea breaks, he doesn’t back down, but tries to fix it and moves on.  There are sooooo many kinds of photographers: wedding, commercial,…

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