I had the opportunity to try out some new lighting equipment and chose a dog named Chesney as the subject for my shoot. I had seen her playing with a tennis ball earlier in the day and noticed how adorable she looked when holding the ball in her mouth. She's only about a year old and decidedly small for a Lab, only weighing 45 pounds, so she can't fit the whole ball in her mouth and chews on half of it with the other half out of her mouth. Unfortunately, dogs don't speak English, and therefore don't take direction very well. I did the best I could, however you'll notice there are no cute photographs of Chesney holding the tennis ball out of the side of her mouth. I hope you enjoy what I was able to capture and the new equipment worked well (small victory). Comments and questions are always welcome.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This is part of an ongoing project that I keep expanding upon. Someone once told me about how a person's hands tell as much about them as their clothes or the expressions on their faces. They show what type of life a person leads, whether or not they are married, if they are old or young. I'm working on a specific type of abstract portraiture that tells the story of a person or a family through their hands only. The below images are a couple I took while playing with some lighting and a black background. Stay tuned for more and as always comments or questions are welcome. Enjoy.