Note: The following entry is meant for Photoshop geeks. Please pardon the shop talk. And pardon the pun that I just wrote.
One of my friends, photographer Mark Dalpé, told me about a system of creating black and white digital images. Usually, I either use the HSL / Grayscale option on Photoshop's RAW interface or I convert my RAW images to jpg and use the Gorman black and white method. Both are smart options. But Mark suggested that I just desaturate the picture in the Basic interface. I was skeptical, but I tried it. I took a picture of Corrina, one that appeared in the last installment of the blog, and used it as my working canvas.The picture looked good with the saturation off, moving the slider all the way to the left. Then I added to the Vibrance, moving the slider to the right until I was satisfied. Voila! The picture came out great! I duotoned it in Photoshop and here we are. It doesn't hurt that the eminently photogenic Corrina is the subject of the picture. Thank you, Corrina! And as always, thank you Mark for a fantastic tip!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
On the 13th of November, 2013, Bohten Eyeware had a party, launching the new line of spectacles. Nana Osei and Vanessa Myers asked me to cover the event Go to http://www.bohten.com to see the line.Gina Ree and Victoria van Eyk modeled the glasses. Gina is moving to Nevada to photograph the terrain, follow carnivals, circuses and burly cues. I will miss her immensely and ther eis a chance that we may never see each other face to face again, but I think that she is on the right track and will triumph in her endeavors. She is doing the right thing. Victoria is in the process of setting up a few businesses and is helpful as a supporter of up and coming firms. I adore both of them and am so happy to know them and call them friends.
Fashion model Alekseyvna Ponomareva, modeling Bohten sunglasses.
Vanessa Myers, fashion model, entrepreneur, social activist, co-owner of Bohten, and good friend, poses with Alekseyvna.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On October 30th, 2013, I met with a friend of mine, model Francko Edge. He introduced me to his closest friend and model Jana Dickinson, who looks like she should be in the audience of the Village Vanguard in 1958. Together, they look like they should be in the audience at Gerde's Folk City in 1961, waiting for John Lee Hooker and Bob Dylan. I love anachronistes.