mystery train

mcgollage
mcg looking very film noire... i used a found photo of an art-deco cinema for the background and de-tweaked the original colour image down to match.... then gave it all the usual blurring/film grain effects to make the image look as old-school as possible.
this is something i wanted to do for a long enough time too... taking a subject and adding in period details, to make it look authentic...
even though i do have the availability of an actual real art-deco location, mooted for a possible future photo shoot... and several old cameras too....
mcg
the original image has some damn good detailing in it... i like the enforced focus on the hair and eyes contrasted with the out-of-focusness background of the image... and of course, the colours... very lush, i tweaked the colour balances to give it a 50's feel... reminds me of styles and techniques used in the 1950's photos i'd worship when i was in my teens... when i'd be buying singles and albums by the B-52's, with over-the-top 50's kitsch on the covers, like this!
it's worth mentioning that almost to the day, back in 1979 nearly 30 years ago, the band released the famous rock lobster single...
so anyway, here's RG in black+white:

1 comment:

Grace said...

Ooh I hadn't seen these ones... I'm starting to worry as to whether I always look this sullen! Nice background, very 'I got left here. He went to get my coat, but he never came back'.

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