Nick the Addict

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by guitarmy, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. guitarmy

    guitarmy TPF Noob!

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    He's not actually, but he was for an hour on this day. Self-imposed creative shoot. Lemme know your thoughts!

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    I like these alot, although his face isn't convincing enough.

    Nice scene you got going on there though.
     
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    Wow, stalker much?
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    Yea, that.
     
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    guitarmy TPF Noob!

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    I'll be working on some more - there are some where he's damn convincing.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My, what was it that created that MESS in your bathroom then? And who cleaned up after the session??? Ugh. I see myself scrubbing already!

    Are these photos stacked? They are sooo contrasty and sharp!
     
  6. guitarmy

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    It was good ol' fashioned garden dirt and water. It was in the bathroom of my band's studio. It was a mess and I haven't totally cleaned it up yet, haha.

    I'm not sure what you mean by stacked, sorry. Basically a bunch of layers and layer masking, and dodging and burning.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So no several exposures merged? Well, anyhow, it looks cool, but the dirt does not really look genuine. It looks added (which you did).
     
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    He's too well-groomed to be an addict. ;) Next time, don't let him shave for a couple of days and wear dirty, old shoes.

    I can see where you're headed, though, and I look forward to the next set!

    Marian
     
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    guitarmy TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    He just looks like you rubbed dirt on him. Not bad images technically though.
     
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    x2, The photography is fine, but the set-work needs.....work.

    The dirt looks superficial, and looks like gobs of dirt on him rather than actual grime. Like the brand new tee-shirt with a little grease on it. I showed my GF and she says he looks more like a teenager who had a bad first day at the auto-plant than a junkie.

    I'd look around for a better bathroom, soemthing old and genuinely grimey, something in an old hotel bar, then I'd go there with my camera in a knapsack, and take some guerilla shots there after doing the makeup bit.

    Needs work; lacks realism.
     
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    Bobby Ironsights TPF Noob!

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    Jesus!!!

    I just realised that you're in friggin' edmonton during an oil boom. Why not just photograph the real junkies/drunks passed out in real bathrooms.

    It's scarier, but you'll definitely get realism.
     

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