alternative studio photos
The first few times I got to play in a real photography studio, I mostly did fairly boring things with the lighting. It was a great way to learn to control the lights and know what kind of photo I’d get before seeing it. It did get boring quite quickly, though, so from then on I started using the lights in a less conventional way. If you experiment a lot, you’re bound to have quite a few failures, and I’m no stranger to those. Mostly it worked out well, though, and on the way, I learnt even more about photography and it’s possibilities.
Here are some more experimental photos I’ve done in the studio – I hope you like them!
I put a friend inside a canvas box, lit it from behind and combined four separate photos to get this one. We had a slightly spooky studio session that day.
Another time, I wrapped a friend in a sheet (I have wonderful friends)… This one I call ‘Emergence’.
… and this one ‘Apolysis’, which is the separation of the cuticle from the epidermis during shedding in arthropods.
It was an interesting exercise to get this lighting to work – you can’t have too much, nor to little. The photo is inspired by Nine Inch Nails’ song ‘Closer’.
For a bit of brightness in this row of very dark pictures, I’ll end with this intentionally over-exposed one that was also a lot of fun to take.