I’ll make this post more of a typical photoblog entry. Recently, I brought home orchids from two different trips to the grocery. Willing only to spend enough to get the smaller plants, with their smaller flowers, I also felt I was getting the less “spectacular”, maybe more unique strains.

Here are a few of the more unique explorations of the first plant:

'horror' lighting? or stage lighting...?
'horror' lighting? or stage lighting...?


One of the "Title" images of this set





and another one about both form And texture.
and another one about both form And texture.

Life, imitating. . .

out take from headshot session
out take from headshot session

This one was actually done during lighting setup and test, with dramatic lighting effects added in processing, later.
My cousin, Frank, was in need of fresh headshots to update what his agency sends out, and I was asked to make them.
Now this isn’t what an actor’s headshot really is, but it looks so much like a movie still, that I gave it some Hollywood magic to take it Just a bit further toward the Dramatic.

What was he thinking, that gave him that taught drama? It wasn’t his grocery list; he was more or less concentrating on a shot I had just made. I attach my camera to a handy TV nearby so he can see what we’re creating as we work. Sometimes it helps.. sometimes it gets in the way of the flow; this time, it was catalyst for pretty nice serendipity, considering he is going for film gigs.