Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year ...

Its Christmas time again, and a very white one here in Sweden, and cold ( 5 ºF today ( -15 C )) A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

Emelie was here last week and was shot in som santalicious clothing. ( Sofie Carlsson was the great MUA for this session )
here are some images from the session.

Here Sofie is working hard, in what seems to be a somewhat larger makeup room than it really was. They were doing makeup in my kitchen with all lipsticks, rouge and stuff all layed out on my stove.

Below a portrait with very much D&B work to get the skin smooth, while retaing all the structure/texture.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tifa DeLeone - giving retro a face ...

Tifa is really superb on modifying herself in a retro fashion. It was fascinating to see her come out with different looks, between takes.

I love a good shallow depth of field ( bluuuuurrrrrr ), and now with a NEW camera ( wooohooo a 5d mark II ) I could squeeze some additional blur out of my plastic little 50mm 1.8.

We had "film" as a loose theme ( I like the slightly deranged looking woman with the knife, wondering who's for dinner ).

Last is another way to do a collage with all images. A 3d software is a big help there.

Click on images for larger versions.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Angelica - old images, new retouch

The other day I had a severe retouch abstinence, so I decided to look thru some old sessions to get something to work on. My old sessions with Angelica Jansson, usually have to many nice images to retouch at one time, so I started looking there. Found these two portraits. Down the page I also included how a mask , showing the collected layers for Dodge and Burn.

Click on the images for larger versions. Below is another crop of the image above.

Här är masken för bilden ovan.