You all know I love photography but I have an even greater love for old Film Noir movies. The grit and grim of a classic like The Big Combo makes for a great night in.
I have been away from my camera for a while (that is a lie, I have been concentrating on photography on the street) and have missed getting into a project.
For some time now the idea of creating another Low Key image has been mulling around my mind.
I wanted to create an image of dread and despair. A moment of uncontrolled emotion and a dislike. I hope I have achieved that.
The set up was easy. Strobe with a grid 45 degrees left of the camera. Speed light with a snoot (amazing what you can make with a piece of packing paper) behind me and to my left. A cookie (blind) made from a box from work (We had so many left over I thought no one would mind).
A cheap white shirt and tie that has been destroyed with food colouring. (Not a splash on the bed, very proud of myself).
And lastly…… my 1970’s phone. Which still works perfectly.
There has been some dodging and burning around eyes and skin. I really enjoyed myself and fancy doing some more. Though not tonight. My face is a pink colour due to the food colouring.
Let me know what you think. I appreciate all comments and opinions.