16-03-03 Triptych

Three faces of Dari…

Three Faces of dari 2

Thanks to Faythe Miller for propping and original concept.

16-01-08 Weekly Challenge: Weight(Less)

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
    And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
            Shall be lifted—nevermore!
Edgar Allan Poe
This week’s challenge is Weight(less)

15-04-08 Studio Shoot With Mexico City On My Mind

And then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river
Or just sit for hours gazing into each other’s eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away and I thought I’d die.
But I didn’t.

Leiber and Stoller

The night before we left for Mexico City I had a chance to shoot two of my favorite models, Larissa Simpson and Cyrus Bandali, during Robert Meyer’s Advanced Lighting Seminar.  I brought in no props or costumes but Andrea Buman and Carol Elizabethe Manzi were kind enough to let me use their stuff. I didn’t realize until today what direction my subconscious was leading me.

Come on in and spend a few hours in the studio with me

(as always click on the images to see them full size.)






15-03-19 Backstage At A Student Shoot (Playtime)

I helped a student from the “Lighting Techniques: An Overview” class taught by Robert Meyer, setup and work her first solo shoot today. She did a good job and so I got to shoot some backstage shots. This is one I liked a great deal and then I got to play with it in post production…


First we go Black and White

RSJohnson_150319_1185-2Then a 25% Blue Filter


Then a 50% Blue Filter


Then a 75% Blue Filter


And finally 100% Blue Filter (aka – San Francisco 1969)


15-03-02 Compare And Contrast – Studio and Lightroom

Between the snow and the icy roads I didn’t get back from the wedding until almost 2am. The driving was more tiring then the working.

I had planned a day of shooting but everything except my eyes and brain felt wiped so thought I would work on some images for presentation at my Friday workshop.

The first image of Derrick is the original. The second is with no change except white balance. The others show further work done. I have two favorites which will go unremarked upon.  Feel free to let me know if any resonate with you!