Girls Gone Vinyl
I am working on stills for a pretty cool documentary called Girls Gone Vinyl. Its about girls who are crazy enough to have chosen a hugely male dominated profession of a DJ.
What is so awesome about M9 is that my initial ideas about using studio lighting for these shoots (cause it's dark, you know?) have proven utterly unnecessary. Go Leica
The first picture is wonderful. So is the second one, though I'm not sure if the heavy set gentleman lying down is just taking a nap or is perhaps having a heart attack. And why was he in that room with that young lady with the door closed? Hmmm? Was there a little hanky panky going on in there?
Anyway - I highly recommend employing what I like to call "selective color" in your photos. Make everything black and white except for one color. So, for example, if the girl was holding a rose, you could leave red as the color and then everything else would be black or white. You can do this in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 but it's complicated so I use my friend's Apple iPad.
Also, you could try using the mini technique on the first photo. That would look wicked sweet. The mini technique is where you make everything bluring except a pretty thin line that goes across the whole photo. I recommend using layer masks so that it works better. There are a lot of tutorials about it online so if you're interested, you can search for them or I can send you some good info from online websites.
I am the M&M of taking pictures.
Thank you for taking time to write!
It is ambiguity of the second photo that actually makes it interesting. See, with how many stories you have already came up? Makes imagination gland pump its secret like no other
As to following your advice, I will abstain
The thing is, what you call selective color, which is, in fact, selective desaturation, used to be a groundbreaking technique when Eisenstein used it in his cinematographic masterpiece "Battleship Potyomkin" in 1925. Since then it has become so overused that at this point it is considered the worst cliche.