Monday, March 29, 2010

DRINKING TNT AND SMOKING DYNAMITE



I am a huge blues fan.Ive been playing and listening to the blues since I was 14 or so ( means a long time ago ( "way back in the alley" )). Some parts of some lyrics have got stuck in my head. There is the Don Nix "Everybody ants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die" ( way before Tumbuktu ). Albert King sang "If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all " and so on.

In the Willie Dixon song "I'm Ready" there is a line, "Drinking TNT and smoking dynamite". I have seen this scenario in my head, so I based a session on it, with Helena, that has a LOT of tattoes and piercings and other strange stuff going on. So here are some images from that session.

Background was made in a 3d software.






And here is an additional image, in another setting.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sister Sinister i new latex dresses




I have shot Susanna a number of times. And not without a reason. She photographs very well. So Susanna showed up with some new latex dresses, and we shot two of them with different themes. Here is the red dress, for starters.

The image below is strange and I dont know really what I was thinking =) She has my tax files on her back, maybe her alter ego is an accountant or something.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

LouLou in Hollywood




I found some unpublished images of LouLou, so I had to make something out of them. As usual without light modifiers, to soemwhat mimic the old lighting.




Here is a color version of the first one.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yet another Hollywood image ...



Found another old image that I redid, and added a more shallow depth of fiel, to get her to pop more and also to blend in more with the background.

I used 4 undiffused lights ( kcheap chinese strobes , 110 ws branded QiHe ).

heres a color version as well.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

ROBERT IKIZ, drums.




Today I suffered from severe photographic abstinence. After a look in todays paper, I saw that Robert Ikiz was playing at Mosebacke Jazz brunch, so I took my Sigma 500 Super, umbrella, camera and Cactus V4 and went to town.

I got Robert to go outside in the sunshine, it was a beautiful day today. After shooting Robert I went back in and forced his musician buddies to come out to be shot to ( I just had to get something to retouch in the evening =) haha photo junkie ). here are some of the images.





Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Hollywood portraits of old shoots ...



The other day I found some images of Angelica and Linda Marie that I did not finish at the time, so I retouched them and they came out rather nice. Here are a coupole of them.



Saturday, March 6, 2010

A new retouch challenge ...



.. heres a forum challenge from today with an image from Cmays Photography that came in RAW format. The original is placed last in this post. First I put a scene with snowy mountains behind her, but then I thought she would spin really fast so the background would be a little blurry, as well as the refelction in the glasses. Below I tried to get a nice black and white conversion.




Below is the original.

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Photography Site - Studiobild.com



My photography site, www.studiobild.com just got a facelift. The old version was more of a chronological dump in 13 sections. The new one has nine categories of images, and they can be linked to individually, even though its a Flash gallery. I also included the ability to have text for each image, if I feel there is something to be said about lighting or so.