Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mix Medium




Trying to be a trend setter is a rather tricky business.
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It's a road that can easily go wrong in many different ways.
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You can easily be misunderstood or ignored.
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You can waste your time on trying to communicate your concepts in the style that "you" have found appropriate and be very unsuccessful at it, simply because of packaging.
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...or you can be forced into becoming a more clear presenter of something and try to sell an easier on mind and eyes product. (Read Product as Art, Concept, Aesthetic, thought process etc.)
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I probably have lost you already...and it's not your fault...it's mine...as usual.
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About the above images:
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They are part of a large mix medium series that it's on going .... experimentation with oil on canvas, 3d objects, drawings, textures, forms and other vehicles (that have been introduced to this series already), and it's moving towards more abstract concepts as my mood shifts.
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I hope it all make sense on some level.
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Cheers
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Wolf189
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

All those quirky films!



Model: Candace Campbell , Film: Fuji color 400
From an experimental photo series called, "All those quirky films! "
Inspired by various Hollywood B movies.


Cheers

Wolf189

Friday, February 22, 2008

Cultured Pearl





The unwrapped wrapped beauty of loneliness
private moments
self conscious
self awareness
sensuality
and all the essence that makes one
a Cultured Pearl ...


Cheers

Wolf


Model: Wonderful Jessalyn

Borders in a park








10-15 minutes time and a roll of color film on hand, inspired a photo essay, focusing on a simplistic approach towards lines, textures and surfaces and their affects on compositions.

Cheers

Wolf189

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Artist becomes her own art...







A short but inspiring session with Miss B., an art model, DJ and talented young artist.
Shot on Ilford 3200 and Provia.


Cheers

Wolf
http://www.wolf189.com/






Monday, February 11, 2008

Four hours with Catriona, a photo study

From photo study exhibited on Michelle7.com :
" A bright, second-generation art model, Catriona inspired one of my longest photo sessions during last couple of years .... a free spirited young lady who was a joy to photograph and spend time with. The images from this four-hour session vary in style and aesthetics, and even in themes and moods ... just like the moments themselves which filled those hours. "
The full 15 photos exhibition:
Cheers



Wolf189

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

180 Magazine: "Air Guitar photo story"

Model: Candace Campbell , Film: Fuji color 400


A photo essay published in 180 Magazine, called "Air Guitar", (title and layout by 180's Story editor: George Qua-Enoo ):




Cheers

Wolf189




Monday, February 4, 2008

Interview with Eros Zine



Parts of interview with Eros Zine:
" A photographer always offers a secret, voyeuristic thrill to the viewers of his or her artistic product, but aliased artist Wolf189 elevates the private, sensual moments of his models to extreme voyeuristic levels. The viewer often gets the feeling that not even the photographer was in the room. His skillful composition, framing and lighting capture naturally intimate images that reveal the sadness and desires we all hold inside. We spoke with Wolf189 about his relationship with his models, the process of a shoot, and his philosophy of untainted art.


Eros Zine: Your subjects are infrequently looking at the camera. They instead seem to be lost in their own thoughts, half dressed and deeply speculative. Where does the viewer fit into these moments?
Wolf189: It varies from set to set and from shot to shot, really; however, in many of the shots, the viewer is the observer of that certain moment of uncertainty, solitude, sensuality and indecisiveness. We all share those moments in our lives, and yet the majority of the time, we try to ignore or forget them. Personally I enjoy those subtle essence of life and try to express it as often as I can.
Eros Zine: How do you manage to capture that perfect candid, un-posed, un-styled shot?
Wolf189: For the most part, by creating the right mood...very little acting and posing is being done in most of my erotic and fashion work unless the concept of the set differs from my usual work. Models and subjects are major dramatic elements in the set. The majority of emotion presented in the shots is very close to the emotion that they actually were feeling during the session. By not being too intrusive and giving them enough security and freedom to be who they are, they often forget or ignore the existence of the camera.

We share and experience a real human connection and if we are lucky, we end up documenting rather private and personal sensibilities during our sessions. The models, are the core of my photographs...they are the heroes, champions and reasons behind the stories. I even match the aesthetics and speed of my sessions based on their personalities and moods. "
To read the rest of interview and view a selection of images please check out the following link:
Cheers
Wolf189




Popular Photography Mag: 20+ Simple photography tips



From Popular Photography Magazine :


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"11) Mr. Softee.If your portrait subject needs softening, but you don't have a soft-focus filter, the pro who goes by the name Wolf189 (http://www.wolf189.com/) suggests trying a slower shutter speed. Shooting with a continuous light source at 1/15 or 1/8 sec (on a tripod!) will usually soften wrinkles and other complexion problems just from the movement of your subject breathing. "

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The complete list of tips and article:

http://www.popphoto.com/popularphotographyfeatures/4776/20--simple-useful-clever-fun-ways-to-get-better-photos.html?print_page=y


Cheers

Wolf
http://www.wolf189.com/