First through the soup for 2015
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    First through the soup for 2015

    by W G » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:49 am

    Just an exploratory series of tests with future studies in mind:

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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by Busiboy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:26 pm

    An unusual muse for you Walter or maybe it's part of the larger and very varied theme.

    I know some wouldn't appreciate this but I'd love to see more.
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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by beeb » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:34 pm

    It's always worth spending a little extra time with your shots, and it's the skin texture in these (but particularly the first shot) that is the stand-out for me. In your hands, even detail shots like these tell a lot about the subject (With a more intimate feel than most "full body" portraits). I'm also hugely enjying the ever evolving study of all female forms too, not just the (often tediously formulaic) "beautiful" women. A pleasant reminder how little is needed to tell a lot (it's just it needs a skillful touch and commendably focused thought process to achieve it).
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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by Doug » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:09 am

    What Beeb said.
    I also like in the first one how the sports bra frames different features of the physique.
    It works in well also with the sinuous tension of the subject.
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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by W G » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:04 am

    Thanks fellas,

    As I said, this was an exploratory set that I shot in much the way we used to shoot Polaroids as tests. We will be working together again soon to make 'production' shots.

    A woman such as this has strong (no pun intended) impact standing before you and so testing lets you get past the forest and find the trees. It is a step in a process.

    I am particularly delighted with the more mature aspects of the subject in a theatre usually assigned to youth.

    This is shot on Ilford HP5+ film and it has a luscious way with skin which I quite like. A great many of my studio nudes have been shot on T-Max 400 which is nice, but has a more clinical precise look whereas the HP5+ has an almost vintage feel to it.

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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by LOZ » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:08 pm

    gota give it to you Walter your the only one I know of so many that is true to the faith . I keep thinking about pin hole cameras but cant bring myself to the smell of soup
    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)
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    Re: First through the soup for 2015

    by Eden » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:20 am

    Number 1 is superb for me Walter,
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
    Kurt Vonnegut

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