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Archive for September, 2010

inspirational metal and glass

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This image is completely photoshopped, but, as a cyclist, I’m completely drawn to gears and chains. With the approval of my partner, I think I’ll work on a story about Cycle Chic, a movement of people dedicated to style over speed and improving the visual aesthetic of the urban landscape.

Other inspiration:

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I hate the content but love the graphic qualities of this image. Would a top down kinda round be easier to shoot than straight on, or would this still require some kind of tent?

This image caught should be put in the “not as cool as Rita Reed” category. Although, I’m drawn to the dull metal and fields of color; there’s a very impressionistic aesthetic in this frame.

I can take or leave the content in this one, but I like the mixture of metal and glass.

What inspiration would be complete without splashing liquid? There’s photoshopping going on here but the idea is interesting.

Now, on to find more interesting glass inspiration.

The best laid plans … oft go awry

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I was going for creepy marching band member a la My Chemical Romance’s video for Welcome to the Black Parade. I definitely wanted Katy to fade into the background as if she were emerging from the shadows, which I think I accomplished. However, I would have liked to have more light filling the shadows on her body. My rim light seems to have failed in this shot, as well. I tried.

Katy Mooney schleps a 15-pound baritone in the Marching Mizzou, an unsurprising sacrifice for an avid music lover. Katy started playing the baritone in fourth grade. Of her myriad musical affections, classic rock and macabre melodies strike a creepy chord deep in her heart.