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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #660 on: September 10, 2013, 12:10:39 PM »

Hi Simon,

Really great work, glad to see you actually getting the D800 singing so well and breaking forum rules shooting at f16.

What many fail to realise is how important your team is, you and your retoucher are obviously on the right page, the result is world class.

The driver thing...? So what...? It's about the car not the driver, also the empty passenger seat keeps the image culture and creed neutral and tells you the model, if you want a LHD model, just flip the ad.


Great work Simon, really love it.

Steve
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« Reply #661 on: September 12, 2013, 12:03:43 AM »

It makes me really really really (how many reallys can I fit in here) want to go night driving.

Love it!  Well done Simon and your retoucher!

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #662 on: September 12, 2013, 10:57:48 AM »

Two new posts up on the blog:  http://christopherbarrett.net/blog/

One project is quite colorful / ethereal, while the other is dark and elegant.  I think these speak well to the necessity of sensitivity to the environment when considering lighting as well as the importance of being well versed in different esthetics.  We did quite a bit of lighting in both projects, though it may be less apparent in the brighter one.



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« Reply #663 on: September 12, 2013, 01:12:24 PM »

Very nice Chris.  

I noticed that you leave the blue color cast from the sun in most of your images.  Do you find that some clients would have a problem with this?

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« Reply #664 on: September 12, 2013, 01:19:38 PM »

Here are some images from a cool project I got last month.  Key to this project, scouting and more scouting.  There is a good deal of lighting with each shot, and on a scout trip I was able to capture 9 or 10 images in the space with grey cards throughout.  I then averaged the color temp from each card and figured in studio what gels I needed to match color.  (Good thing I did this before hand since the gel that I needed is not one I usually bring with me.)  
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« Reply #665 on: September 12, 2013, 01:22:11 PM »

And the upstairs...
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« Reply #666 on: September 12, 2013, 02:22:41 PM »

Very nice Chris.  

I noticed that you leave the blue color cast from the sun in most of your images.  Do you find that some clients would have a problem with this?



Nope, never.  As I sit here in my office looking at the sheers over my window... they look rather blue.  I just feel this is the natural reality and should be maintained.  I believe that neutralizing the cool exterior makes a space feel rather sterile.  Kirk and I have discussed this issue here before.  Now on your museum (?) images above, in that first shot, I would totally neutralize the blue on the right side of frame on the carpet and wall.  I don't understand where that color is coming from.

This all makes me curious, though, have you ever shot interiors on film?

CB
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« Reply #667 on: September 12, 2013, 03:17:56 PM »

Nope, never.  As I sit here in my office looking at the sheers over my window... they look rather blue.  I just feel this is the natural reality and should be maintained.  I believe that neutralizing the cool exterior makes a space feel rather sterile.  Kirk and I have discussed this issue here before.  Now on your museum (?) images above, in that first shot, I would totally neutralize the blue on the right side of frame on the carpet and wall.  I don't understand where that color is coming from.

This all makes me curious, though, have you ever shot interiors on film?

CB
It is a new museum.  The color on the right is from a gel that the lighting designer placed on the lights.  He put blue gels on a handful of the lights through out the space; I don't know why, but he did.  Also, the color temp of the screens are a bit blue as well. I was thinking about removing that blue, but since it was intentional in the design, I decided not to.  Out of the two design firms involved, the one who would have made that call is in London and was not at the shoot.  So, I decided just to leave the gel in place.  

I have never shot interiors with film.  Why do you ask?
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #668 on: September 13, 2013, 07:47:42 AM »

Two of my favorite.

Same talent, left during makeup, right after.

Left, a trillion iso, right much less.

Both p30+, contax



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« Reply #669 on: September 13, 2013, 08:43:38 AM »

Now I remember why I missed the grain. Really love the left one & the Rt one not shabby either, it has those "Blurred Lines" ;).
Bravo. :)
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« Reply #670 on: September 13, 2013, 09:19:42 AM »

As ever, très jolie!

So's this:

http://youtu.be/9DkcQ09h2Vo

Wish the bars I get to had music like this instead of never-ending friggin' news and cooking programmes on tv.

She reminds me of Christie Turlington; it's the mouth.

Lucky guy, and the harder you work the more lucky you get...

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« Reply #671 on: September 13, 2013, 04:09:20 PM »

As ever, très jolie!

So's this:

http://youtu.be/9DkcQ09h2Vo

Thanks Rob,

Dwight's cool, not from Texas though, raised in Ohio, but you can't hold that against him.

Saw him at some save the chipmunks, or something benefit at the Santa Monica hangers.  I don't think he wanted to be there
any more than I did.

He came out, his hat down to his nose so if it weren't for him singing you wouldn't know it was him.

Did three songs, said thank you and left.

I think one was this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWgd5UPmjqs

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« Reply #672 on: September 13, 2013, 05:49:01 PM »

Two of my favorite.

Same talent, left during makeup, right after.

Left, a trillion iso, right much less.

Both p30+, contax



BC

Love the grainy feel. Smooth high ISO performance is one of the most overrated things.
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« Reply #673 on: September 14, 2013, 09:19:11 AM »

Rob,

This place plays the music you'd like.



it's called Lee Harvey's in Dallas.  Yea I know, it's not politically correct, but hey, the burgers are good, the music is rockin', the girls are pretty.

Problem is from where you live it would be kind of a long walk home.

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« Reply #674 on: September 14, 2013, 09:56:51 AM »

Rob,

This place plays the music you'd like.



it's called Lee Harvey's in Dallas.  Yea I know, it's not politically correct, but hey, the burgers are good, the music is rockin', the girls are pretty.

Problem is from where you live it would be kind of a long walk home.

BC



Long walk home: sounds like a movie... maybe I could find that wonderful ’59 Coupe de Ville and drive it home across the Pond? Probably cost me more than I’ve got -  but there’s a couple of car collector guys here might buy it off me if I go broke. Oh well, nice idea.

I think about getting away from here every second week or so, but the house market has collapsed along with everything else, so I couldn’t sell to save my life. Thing is, to be any the better off from the move, I’d have to live in a London, Paris or Rome, and that’s more painful than buying the Cadillac! Oh the price of having cameras that love women…

Regarding your bar – isn’t that a bit of a dangerous name in Texas? Or is there a swathe of political intrigue of which non-Texans have no idea? Don’t answer that - someone may come to visit you wearing twin Colts slung low.

Thanks for posting that shot – always enjoy seeing it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2qo1x9rcCc&feature=share&list=RD029DkcQ09h2Vo

Maybe these girls might come to Mallorca on holiday…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQcGkzXmPjY&feature=share&list=RD029DkcQ09h2Vo

Touch of Federico Fellini?

;-)

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« Reply #675 on: September 14, 2013, 10:27:46 AM »



Regarding your bar – isn’t that a bit of a dangerous name in Texas? Or is there a swathe of political intrigue of which non-Texans have no idea? Don’t answer that - someone may come to visit you wearing twin Colts slung low.


Naw.  Dallas, regardless of perception would much rather be picked up and moved to the east cost.   Dallas is corporate money, Bentleys and Armani, the 25 year olds eat fusion and are foodies, well most of them.

There's still some Texas left in the area, if you go to Ft. Worth, but most of that is for tourists that still think we all ride horse and shoot on sight.

The name of this bar sounds politically incorrect, but for a long, long time Dallas lived under the stigma of that awful day and I think just grew tired of it

I've never heard a Dallasite mention it, but the national and international news mentions that time as if it were yesterday.

Anyway, the patrons of this bar just wanna have fun, sit out in the gravel lot, listen to music, get a little loaded, go home with a boy/girl and not worry about life.

To them the name Lee Harvey has about as much impact as saying John Wilkes Booth.  Both tragic, both way in the past.

But no you won't get shot with a gun.  There is more guns per capita in LA than Dallas, though perception and reality are way different animals.

Actually the most liberal county in American is the most caucasian centric, Marin County, North of San Francisco.  Dallas proper has more percentage of ethnic's groups than most American Cities, so  . . .

Once again, perception and reality.



Love this shot, love this model.  Kathryn is not anorexic, or afraid to eat a meal, she's just a good hard working damn pretty woman.

Not Retouched.

IMO

BC
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« Reply #676 on: September 14, 2013, 06:52:51 PM »

Great office shoot today.  They even thought ahead and installed windows that were already gelled 3 stops downs.   :D

Single capture, 9 tungsten lights.  
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« Reply #677 on: September 15, 2013, 04:49:29 AM »

The name of this bar sounds politically incorrect, but for a long, long time Dallas lived under the stigma of that awful day and I think just grew tired of it

1.  I've never heard a Dallasite mention it, but the national and international news mentions that time as if it were yesterday.

Once again, perception and reality.



2.  Love this shot, love this model.  Kathryn is not anorexic, or afraid to eat a meal, she's just a good hard working damn pretty woman.

Not Retouched.

IMO

BC


Hi, BC

1.  Some things are not allowed to pass. JFK and 9/11 are both in that category that the media has decided to immortalise for the quick, emotional jerk that becomes so useful when there’s a need to stir reaction to something. Both have become so entrenched in the ‘I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news…’ category of incident. It’s been much the same with Elvis, too, and in his case I do, because my daughter was a staunch fan and cried herself to sleep that night. We heard the news over Radio Scotland, a soon-to-be-crushed breath-of-freedom pirate station at the time…

2.  Your Kate has exactly the sort of facial features that I think are so attractive to shoot. In some ways it’s not beauty at all, but put together as the package, it’s an amazingly sexy bundle that illustrates the wonders of the holistic approach to glamour and beauty. She floored me the first time you published her here.

Were the clothes put together for a fashion shoot, or were they styled to illustrate some non-fashion advertising feature that was just using the style/location to make a selling point?

It was always my choice to opt for locations when I could rather than studio; that damned white roll was a passion killer most days.

Lovely stuff you do. Keep your motor running.

Rob C

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« Reply #678 on: September 15, 2013, 11:47:19 AM »

Damn, Now I can't get it out of my head. The problem is I don't know which one comes first the image of Kathryn by James or as suggested by Rob > Dwight Yokum's " Inside The Pocket of a Clown".  :)
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« Reply #679 on: September 15, 2013, 02:48:47 PM »

As i know many people here I am posting this here. I posted it in the Coffee Shop and got no traction. So I think many people who are familiar with my work never saw it

THis is probably my favorite interview of all the ones I have ever participated in-this with my old friend and collaborator VB Price. You might enjoy this. It went live last week. A tough subject to talk about publically. It is long (42 minutes) but I have been told by many people that it seems much shorter and they wished there were more actually.

http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/insight_new_mexico_kirk_gittings

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