I’m quite pleased with the results of my first Blade Runner-inspired shoot. The model was the lovely Chantal Stephan, and we shot at Studio4Fun’s Lenoir studio. See the behind-the-scenes pics taken by Uzema to get a feel for the environment. The shoot was on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Spent Saturday night in downtown Montreal at Nuit Blanche. Got home around 2am, but there were still a lot more people arriving downtown at that hour than were leaving.
The crowds were impressive. How will the city cope if this things gets much bigger? Still, I think this is a marvelous thing to do in the dead of winter.
Some pics snapped while on the way to work this morning.
Today was my first in a series of shoots inspired by the cinematography of the movie Blade Runner.
I have actually never shot in a studio before. Every other portrait I have taken has been either in a makeshift location, or else taken using natural light. And the problem with shooting in homes, offices, and park benches is that don’t allow for tight control over photo. When shooting at home, for example, I have always had to deal with reflections from the walls and ceiling.
So I’ve never before had firm control over contrast, shadow, and tone. So in many ways, today’s shoot was pure pleasure. But once relieved of physical limitations, I realized to what extent I was then required to fill the empty space with my own creativity, imagination, and skill. I still have much to learn.
Some shots from a weekend trip to Ottawa. The detail shots of the tools and puppets were taken at Ottawa’s Winterlude. The sky pic was on the road. All taken with my Fuji X100.