Picture of the Month – October 2008
I’ve admired the classic glamour portraits of Hollywood stars done in the 30s and 40s ever since I started doing portrait photography. While editing the photos from a recent photoshoot with Lula, this one struck me that the pose and outfit had a certain similarity to those classic photos. This is one case where Photoshop made the photo, as I used the program’s BW layer to adjust the lighting and darken the makeup. Nothing that couldn’t have been done in the darkrooms of the past, but it really changed the character of the photo. Sometimes it’s fun just to play with a photo and see what it wants to be, rather than what you intended it to be.