Progeria

Hey Folks!

Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year! I know my good tidings are seomwhat belated, but I’ve been so busy you would not believe!

About a fortnight ago I did quite a complicated on location shoot with the aid of a female model in an old disused military bunker (yes it was as cool as it sounds!) and as it was quite a high profile shoot for me, another fortnight was burned away processing the shot with my trusty friend Photoshop! Unfotunately, and very frustratingly, I can’t post the images until the model has seen the final prints, which are due this week. I’m absolutely stoked with the results, and dying to post them on the blog but sadly can’t..yet…all being well I should have a green light to publish them online next sunday. As a little teaser, the title of the finished images is “The Haunting” so keep your eyes peeled (Andzrej Dragan eat your heart out!)

Aside from what has turned out to be a very hectic photoshoot, I’ve also been pwesuaded to exhibit example as part of an assessment program run by Cheltenham Camera Club to see whether my work would be of a high enough standard to warrant my inclusion within the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). I don’t really associate any imortance with affilitiation with such groups as the PAGB, however, you never know, if I were to end up becoming a member then it could open a few doors!

In addition to all of the above, I’ve also been very busy working on other photos, with my backlog of  “to be processed” shots starting to take an, albeit very small bite out of my 1TB disk drive!

The purpose behind this shot was to explore the aging process, and to try and assess what individuals will look like when they become older, and thus only parts of an image have been treated, thus enabling comparison. The resukts are quitre startling!

The title of the image “Progeria” comes from comes from the Greek word pro and the Latin word gerios, which literally means “early old age”. Sadly, the word was created to help describe sufferers of a very rare genetic disorder called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome. However, in this instance I felt that the utilisation of this word as the  title for my image felt befitting, in particular as the image is a juxtaposition of  “old and new”.


Best viewed big on black HERE

As ever, if anyone has any questions on my post processing methods then please don’t hesitate to drop me a comment or email, and I’ll do my best to answer!

I’m back up to speed with all my projects at the moment, so will definitely be posting next week!

Happy snapping!…

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~ by imagespike on January 7, 2009.

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