Wow, that’s cool, move on. Some images grab attention without you knowing why.
No matter what we’re looking at unless we’ve a trained eye then we rarely look below the immediate surface.
For example, a young child eating cake just loves the taste. The chef or foodie also thinks about process, ingredients, inspiration and influence (or maybe not ).
With films, most of us are just engaged in the story. not conscious of the behind the scenes development; the idea pitch to the money men; the preproduction; script development; the technical production and so on (except when the experience is bad – like a bad Bali bootleg copy).
We’ve all a trained eye in something – it’s found in our work and passions.
The art collector, the sports car enthusiast, the football talent scout, the X factor judge, the model plane builder, the dancer.
But I digress, this is a photography blog, so back to this post.
From Wired this week – the image (courtesy BBC America)
That shiny, illustrative, grungy type of look you now see from TV to billboards – I like it, I need to try and shoot it, to learn from it.
Further my previous blogs on surrealist photography and finding David Hill I’ve just found the pioneer of the look
And Joey Lawrence
Sid Vasandani writes a very helpful blog on developing this Shiny and the Grunge Look
The studio lighting setup below
As Sid says the style has already been worked to death BUT mastering the process can only add to your skills.
You then have retouching but that’s for another post (or read Sids blog).
I’m off to setup the studio and organise a model.