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