One of the things I noticed when working with last week’s photos was the degree to which the texture in the tulle changed the way the waveforms worked when overlayed on top of each other. While we’ve obviously worked with fabrics before, the inherent coarseness of tulle changed the interaction of the waveform layers.
Obviously, that meant we had to test it again to see exactly how far we could push the effect. This is one of those geeky photo things that gets me excited. Anytime we get a response different from what is expected I cannot help chasing down that rabbit hole in an attempt to understand why or how that effect was achieved.
We started using a high key process similar to what we were doing last week. The differently-color tulle, more opaque and deeply saturated, changed the color tone which was interesting enough in its own right. We picked up a lot more in the blue tonal range with these photos than we did last week. I can’t say that I’m really surprised. We process toward the blue end of the spectrum anyway to keep skin tones in check.
What we noticed, though, was that when we dropped the high key effect, the interplay between layers became more pronounced and where waveforms overlap the texture in the tulle caused certain waveforms to cancel out other waveforms, sometimes in the middle of the wave, often in a gradient I totally was not anticipating. The last five images in this set go all-in on the lower-key format, creating a demonstrably different look from the first seven pictures.
I’m going to have to print images from both sets and show them at a future exhibit, possibly in June. While they’re sufficiently interesting to look at online, the subtleties of the waveforms overlapping is something one needs to see in person to appreciate. This has been a very exciting set to process and I’m anxious to share the images in person.
New (to us) model alert: We want to thank Kelly Han for venturing in front of our camera for the first time. Kelly isn’t exactly new to modeling but we just recently became acquainted with her work and convinced her to shoot by promising to let her play with the cats. She did a fantastic job and made shooting this set quite simple and enjoyable.
Thanks to Kat, too, for the makeup work. Tulle is nasty about obliterating features and Kat provided the perfect amount of makeup in just the right places to give us a natural look. Catching Kat someplace other than the salon has become a bit of a challenge of late. We greatly appreciate her taking the time to help us out.
Be sure to look below the photos for an additional announcement.
Want to see some of our work live and in person? You have TWO opportunities to do that this week, depending on where one lives or happens to be traveling.
First, we have one piece showing in the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, April 26-28 in, naturally Seattle, WA. This is a freaking huge art show with all manner of erotic artwork, including special live performances. For anyone up in that area, don’t miss it. You can purchase your tickets in advance by clicking here. The show routinely sells out so we recommend getting tickets NOW.
Then, for everyone who’s not on the NWC, we’re extremely proud to be the featured artist at the Naptown Flipside & Otherwise Series THIS FRIDAY ONLY, April 26. I will be showing six pieces from the Experimental Series and all six will be for sale. Even better, this event is totally FREE! It’s getting increasingly difficult to view art without having to pay an outrageous admission fee of some sort, so we’re VERY happy that you can see our art for FREE at this event. This is ONE NIGHT ONLY, however, so if you miss it, that’s it. No second chances. We hope to see you there!