It’s been over a year since I posted any recently published book covers. It’s always interesting to see how the cover designers have used the images, some change them around, whilst others make no changes at all, other than the additional text.
Recent conceptual images shot in Wellington for Arcangel Images.
Spurred on by a recent Halloween themed photo competition I decided to revisit a shot taken at the beginning of the year in an old abandoned military complex. The room was underground with the only natural light falling from the hole in the roof. The room was light painted with LED torches and then the white balance was adjusted in post production to produce the eerie blue hues.
The red light falling from the hole in the roof was cloned across from another shot which had been light painted with red LED torches, this was masked several times onto the original shot and the individual layers blend modes and opacity values were changed until I was happy with the results.
Below is the final image and the original before post production.
Original shot with:
Canon 5D MK3, 35mm f/9 30 seconds at ISO 500
Shots taken for conceptual use as book covers, dark and creepy seems to sell well with book cover designers. All images have been accepted by Arcangel, the agency which represents some of my work.
Many of my images can be purchased as fine are at Fine Art America
I was watching an interview recently with renowned British photographer David Bailey. And a quote form him during the video got me thinking, it was:
“I never understand when people say they don’t know what to photograph. Look at a concrete wall with cracks in it, you can paint for eternity with that“.
This got me thinking, as I was stuck in a rut creatively and needed something new to submit to Arcangel Images, the agency that represents some of my work. What could you get from a concrete wall, so of I went to find some, the results are below, which were processed in CS6 and have also been accepted by Arcangel as conceptual works, probably for backgrounds or overlays.
So as well as creating work from a concrete wall, it also leads nicely to this weeks photo challenge.
If you want to watch the interview it is HERE
NOT REALLY SAFE FOR WORK 😎
There was natural light falling through a vent in the ceiling of this subterranean vault, I lit the ceiling, walls and floor with an LED torch which to the eye has a white light, but playing around with the White Balance in CS6 brought out a pleasing blue hue. Thanks to Roland for holding the pose without moving for 30 seconds.
30 Second exposure ISO500 f9
Canon 5D MK3
Canon 24-105mm f4
Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod
LED Lenser Torch
Conceptual work for Arcangel Images
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