Bodyscapes – My Latest Project

2 04 2010

This is the first shot from my new project which I am calling “Bodyscapes”.  It is a studio black and white study of lighting, shapes and composition.  It is probably the most technically challenging project that I have undertaken for quite a few reasons:

  • Being black and white, the lighting is critical
  • I’ve never shot nude models before
  • Working with the dry ice fog has it’s own challenges
  • The composition can be challenging with this theme
  • The post processing requires totally different techniques

However I’m really enjoying the project and I have my next shoot already scheduled.

The Idea:

I’ve always been fascinated by the landscape shots I’ve seen that show mountains, bridges, buildings emerging from low lying fog.  In addition, I’ve also really admired some of the well done fine art black and white nudes that I have seen.  So this concept is about combining the two.  I wanted the fog to abstract the shapes from the background, and I also want to try to recreate some landscape-type shapes with the human form.  I’ve got another shot or two from the first shoot to process, and I also have a video that I will edit up over the next couple of days that shows the “making of”.  I’m sure you will find it entertaining.

This is a project that I should be able to get my teeth into.  I want to pursue this topic for several months trying to refine it every shoot.  I’ve already learned a heap of lessons from the first shoot that I will be applying to shoot number two.

I look forward to your comments and feedback

Brent

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