Saturday, March 15, 2014

... Ninja out of the Age of Steam... [deuxieme part]

The work for the mook with Arthur Morgan appears to be complete.  So, in my not so spare time I've turned to working a few images.  These are works unrelated to the mook project.

I can't wait to share what we've done with the incredible steampunk community here in Paris.  I'm blown away and very happy with the results.  Patience was never my strong suit, but patience is what is required.

Now that I've met a few great artists here, I hope the future will be filled with wonderful collaborations.

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam
Ninja ~ Tithann Thanh

Check out the growing set of images from this shoot.  It's amazing what a strobist can do in a rather small apartment space (our's).

Thursday, March 06, 2014

... a Ninja out of the Age of Steam...

While working on a new body of work to be published here in Europe, one of our  models brought an extra change of clothes unrelated to the original project.  After shooting for an hour, we took a break, cracked open a couple beers (my wife had a nice glass of wine), chatted for a bit, and then dove into making a new series of photographs.

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam
 Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam

Needless to say, I'm "blown away" by the level of creativity the model, Tithann Thanh, brought to the image making effort.  I have more photographs to work on and am anticipating coming away with an interesting story in images to share.

It's taken two years and a lot of patience to get connected with the group of creative people here.  Now that I'm learning who's who in the community (with a MILLION thanks to Paris-based writer Arthur Morgan), I hope the models remember me in the future. I would really like to continue to work with all the wonderful people I've met over the past three weeks of working on the original project.  I would love to work with folks to make a few more interesting image-based stories.


Check out the eye detail.  This is a 100 percent crop from the full rez file (click on the image to enlarge).

Saved by equipment... or not...

We all know about how cell/mobile/portable phones have replaced point and shoot cameras.  But what about the rest of the market?  Well, here's something just posted on Canon Rumors that breaks it all down.

In short, consumption of camera equipment is decreasing.  The incredible "mirrorless" camera market growth has stalled.  Camera sales seem to be down 40 percent, year over year, 2012 to 2013.

Interesting, isn't it?

Or perhaps a better question would be what impact might all this have on our abilities to make artistic, creative images?  You likely already know my position on the topic.  LOL!!!

Still, for those who like color eye charts, check it out.