Here’s a brief interlude to your day.
In my last post, I showed you a few of my shots from Chicago. Well, while I was there, I sank my teeth into a project I’m working on. See, a photographer by the name of Chris Clor has been a substantial inspiration for the past number of year, his creative ideas for imagery aside, a driving factor in his work revolves around stitching together pieces of a picture to create something that simply couldn’t exist in real life. Now, I don’t have an intention of trying to replicate his work (I have my own style). One process he uses, however, is simply a good idea regardless of who you are. Whether he is working on a specific image or just out shooting, Chris continually ads to his collection of pictures that could be, at some later date, used in a larger project.
As it was described to me back in the day by one of my first photo teachers, I tend to have a “cinematic style.” That being said, I began looking for settings that had a kind of movie-like-still look to them. Almost as if you could see the main character holding a conversation or looking for clues to a mystery in such a dark ally.
So, while I was in Chicago, I scoped out some fairly movie-esque scenes that could fit a subject shot at a later date.
Here’s the first shot from the Chicago backgrounds:
And here are the pieces: