ALI 063

ALI 063
This image originated as a failure: the strobe didn’t flash. If I were like my contemporaries, I would’ve deleted the file. Being an old schoola from the ’70s, I keep every file like I kept every negative. A little brightness here, a little contrast there, a pinch of duo tone, and I came up with this. The JPG export created some artifacts on her legs but I kinda like it.

LAURIE 017

LAURIE 017

I was in the mood to make a crisp monochrome. This would’ve taken hours and a lot of test prints to make in a wet darkroom. God bless digital everything.

MISCHA 009

MISCHA 009

This was shot at the Zivity Photography Bootcamp. That’s not me. That’s another attendee. I always wondered why he just had to get that close to make his shot. This was not covered in the workshop. Mischa was a total professional. She was cool and continued to make unique poses even with this guy in her face. I wonder what happened to him?  Did he go on to shoot other models? Did he disclose, “To create my photos, I’m going to have to get really, really close to you. Don’t blame me. It’s my muse who commands me.” Did the models say, “Hey guy! Tell your muse to back off or it will be open pepper spraying season on muses!” On another note, the title of this photo makes Mischa sound like a secret agent.