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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2740 on: March 08, 2018, 08:20:41 PM »

Thank you Fred!:) I am curious what do you feel is most compelling here - concept, animated presentation or stills?

Michael,

Out of all your work I've seen, I personally find these the most engaging.

The lighting is ethereal and works with the body compositions in a way that is really dynamic.

Then you animate them...and it becomes something else.

At a gallery level you could have both sitting side by side.

Push this!

Andrew
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« Reply #2741 on: March 09, 2018, 05:55:29 AM »

Michael,

Out of all your work I've seen, I personally find these the most engaging.

At a gallery level you could have both sitting side by side.

Push this!

Andrew
Absolutly agree with Andrew.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2742 on: March 09, 2018, 06:18:08 AM »

Thank you Fred!:) I am curious what do you feel is most compelling here - concept, animated presentation or stills?
Still for sure in big prints, and definatly dev the animation or video-art. It
Will open new paradigm and opportunities.
This work is aimed at very competent art galleries.it's that good that I'm sure
One of the tops will hire you soon or later.
As the clientelle becomes international and connaisseurs/collectionists,
The key point is to dev also the concept and establish a solid artistical proposal.
There must be one guideline, one foundation.
It's not any longuer "I've setted the light like this because it looks good" but
What are you saying. In other words, nothing is free for the sake of aesthetics.

And one important point: delete all those samples from herre until the work is done
And on its way to exhibition. I'm not paranoid. You got something unique,
And discretion is the key. Delete delete delete.
You could create a private website to show to 3 or 4 expert friends the work in progress.
But don't exhibit that until it's been completed.

Best luck and delete!
Did I say delete? ;D

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2743 on: March 09, 2018, 06:33:55 AM »

PS Michael: if you animation/video art, I don't think Resolve is the best
Way. Photoshop/after effects will do that.
Resolve is designed for colour cine and as its learning curve is serious,
It might result unproductive for this kinds of works.
IMO, this belongs more to Blackmagic Fusion than Blackmagic Resolve.
After Effects is the equivalent of Fusion and Fusion the equivalent of Nuke.
Those are compositing softwares.
But Photoshop is maybe the only software you'd ever need, depending on the complexity
At this point it's difficult to know but Resolve is not the tool.

In those softwares, there is a very competent one equivalent to what Raw Therapy is, called Natron. Open Source.
The industry standart is Nuke. Fusion is top too and low priced by Blackmagic.
All require a serious learning curve, but so does Resolve.
Then there are.high-end suites like Mistika but they will be out of range both technically and cost so
Don't look in those lands.

Do some researches on Photoshop capabilities for motion, and After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, Natron.
There are many tutos for rookies, specialy Adobe.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2744 on: March 09, 2018, 08:34:01 AM »

Andrew, Fred - thank you:)

So be it! I temporarily removed the content until the project completion & launch. There is more fun stuff coming!
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« Reply #2745 on: March 09, 2018, 04:15:33 PM »

A few more product shots I did for fun. 

As much flack as everyone was giving P1 in another thread, I can attest that the focus stacking capability of the XF is superb.  Not only are the captures automatic, but the camera automatically picks the correct amount of captures needed based on aperture and focal range.  The pen image used focus stacking with the 120 Macro. 
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2746 on: March 10, 2018, 02:22:40 AM »

So be it! I temporarily removed the content until the project completion & launch. There is more fun stuff coming!
I'm glad I was just in time to have a glimpse at those, agree they're something "big". Good decision to remove them here. See: I came back to have a look after some days - so obviously your pictures stick in my head - not happening a lot of times ...
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2747 on: March 10, 2018, 02:57:41 AM »

Love the golden feel of those shots Joe. Ho did you light them?
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« Reply #2748 on: March 10, 2018, 12:01:08 PM »

Love the golden feel of those shots Joe. Ho did you light them?

Thanks. 

I assume you are asking about the watch shots.  The main key light for both was a girdded Profoto Narrow Beam with a Lee Wheat gel (which is a nice warming gel that is not too strong) plus an 1/8 diffusion.  There is also a strip box being used in each with a 1/2 CTO for a tad bit of rim lighting.  In front of the lens, there is a diffusion panel with a hole cut in it, for the lens to see through, and a plane reflector hitting the panel for overall fill.  The packet watch shot has an additional background light with a 3/4 CTO and 10 degree grid.

There are also a bunch of white & black card, full diffusion gels standing up, and a couple of gold reflectors pushing light back onto the set. 

The pen shot was lit with two strip lights in the back and a 1.3x2 foot soft box through a diffusion panel in the front.  No gels, but I did enhance the gold in the pen in post.  Plenty of black cards were used in that shot too. 
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2749 on: March 11, 2018, 05:30:05 AM »

Thanks! Would be good to see a BTS of the set for some of these.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2750 on: May 04, 2018, 11:45:46 PM »

Working through the archives. This is one is from a session back in 2006, just processed.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2751 on: May 06, 2018, 12:09:10 AM »

Tomorrow I will have an opening at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City. Stop by!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxyhGyjYCU

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« Reply #2752 on: May 06, 2018, 07:04:33 AM »

Tomorrow I will have an opening at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City. Stop by!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxyhGyjYCU
Great!! Good vernissage Michael.

Best luck.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2753 on: May 15, 2018, 04:19:53 PM »

Thank you Fred
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2754 on: June 11, 2018, 05:24:12 PM »

A horizontal nude
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2755 on: July 02, 2018, 03:24:02 PM »

I'll be showing nudes and landscapes at the Bridgehamptons Museum / Hamptons Market Art+Design July 5-8.
If you would like a complementary VIP ticket, let me know;)
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« Reply #2756 on: July 02, 2018, 03:31:07 PM »

...If you would like a complementary VIP ticket, let me know;)

What does the VIP mean in this case: rubbing shoulders with the models at the opening cocktail party? ;)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2757 on: July 02, 2018, 03:32:58 PM »

Yep, shoulders only. But no, models will be on the walls only, but I am sure there is cocktail:)

From the venue - "The Complimentary VIP Pass provides entry for you and a guest beginning with the VIP Preview on Thursday evening, July 5, and includes admission to the fair all weekend long. "
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2758 on: July 03, 2018, 11:38:05 AM »

Skies in Italy

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2759 on: July 13, 2018, 05:06:15 PM »

Working through the old captures, here is one more

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