Leading up to the release of PROCESS, I had mainly focused on photographing urban and scenic landscapes. I enjoyed using the camera to capture movement in everyday surroundings.
My interest in photography led me to working in a One Hour Photo lab which within a few months, became a portrait studio. I gained a lot of insight into traditional portrait photography, but felt a need to expand on these techniques; utilizing more eclectic subject matter as well as applying more stylish effects.
In July of 2005, Leslie and I created the aptly titled "Snake Charmer" Series. Our objective was to create contrast between her fair-skinned form and the patterns adorned across the reptilian. Unsure of the best process to achieve the desired results, this was my first and only "colorization"; a technique used to apply, or in this case leave, the desired hues against a desaturated backdrop.
Here are a few outakes from the session which took place in Northern New Jersey on July 1st, 2005. A SPECIAL THANKS to Leslie for her creativity and hard work, which ultimately crafted some stunning images and proved to be an amazing learning experience for me.
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