Just Play Yourself

I was photographing some outdoor sculptures for a friend when this young fellow walked by and asked if I would take his picture. “Sure”, I said, “just play yourself.”

Street Portrait of Joseph
Street Portrait of Joseph

He introduced himself as Joseph, and mentioned he’d like to make it in the music biz. I wanted the image to be something he could use to promote himhelf.  Perhaps a bit stylized for “street photography”, so I’ll refer to it as a “stylized street portrait.”

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Pop Art Pop, 2 pics

One of my goals for 2017 is to branch out, experiment and work towards developing new styling techniques.  Saturday, I revisited the “relics graveyard” location I posted about back in September.  I arrived late in the day, the light was quickly waning.  Fortunately, I captured a few pictures of a rusty old 1947 Buick Super.  It occurred to me these old relics may look cool with some pop art styling.

1947 Buick Super 8 Hood Ornament
1947 Buick Super 8 Hood Ornament

After my typical processing workflow, I passed these images along to Filter Forge for some hard driving, solarization like, over-saturation styling.  One of the cool features of Filter Forge is the pattern and texture generators. I used this feature to create a cool background for the image below.  I’m pleased with the results.

1947 Buick Super 8 Pop Art Composition
1947 Buick Super 8 Pop Art Composition

You can view a higher resolution version by clicking on the image.  Happy New Year to all!