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Autumn on your skin



A different portrait.. autumn as a memory on your skin

A shot from my "Lost in Texture" conceptual fashion photography series. Realized b...
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A different portrait.. autumn as a memory on your skin

A shot from my "Lost in Texture" conceptual fashion photography series. Realized by projecting other photographs I took in nature unto the model and white background in the studio.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken as part of a creative photography series I did for the "Lost in texture" fashion collection by the talented Teodora Mot, our gorgeous model being Alina Pascalau. We took all photographs in an improvised studio, where the only source of light was a film projector, projecting some related nature and landscape photographs I had taken in the past. The one in this image was taken in the Civic Park in Timisoara, Romania, in mid autumn.
Time
For the studio session, the time was noon, indoors, with no natural light! The projected photograph of autumn trees was taken in the early afternoon.
Lighting
The only source of light used in this shot is actually coming from the projector, in the form of the autumn trees - shot. I chose not to try to hide the technique, letting the models shadow remain visible.
Equipment
I used a film projector, and the Nikon D80 with a standard Nikon zoom lens.
Inspiration
As mentioned before, this photograph is part of a creative photography series presenting the artistic side of the fashion collection named "Lost in texture", which was inspired by natural patterns. I wanted to take the photography series further down this rabbit hole, *losing* the model and the outfit in similar natural patterns I had captured before. The goal was to merge the character and the background in an unifying pattern and a coherent, yet visually stimulating image.
Editing
Because I wanted to remain as true to the concept as possible, I chose in this case the projection technique instead of a post processing overlay, in order to achieve the desired result. The post-processing part was thus minimal, i.e.: adjusting exposure, enhancing color saturation for a more vibrant image and lastly, cropping where needed.
In my camera bag
Nowadays I carry my trusty Nikon D800E and the Nikon FX 50mm 1.8 lens with me for most photography sessions which don't need a wide angle or telephoto lens.
Feedback
When choosing the projection technique, it is important in my opinion to not try to hide the maybe less sought after effects of the technique (shadows, pixels etc) but really use them to your advantage. Imperfection can become an asset! Go on and experiment a little! :)

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