This is really great insight into how she works. I think I’ll watch it over and over again.
Avril pour Lanvin, 2006
Nothing like a little roller derby action on a Saturday night. Shot these with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens. Played around with Alien Skin Exposure 4 for light leaks, scratches and LOMO effects.
Doomsday Bunnies Ivonna Masterskate goes flying after trying to get around Belles Brawl Rage
Doomsday Bunnies Ivonna Masterskate (second from right) tries to get around Belles Brawl defenders
Belles Brawl Rage falls trying to get around Doomsday Bunnies Simba Storm
Rolling Stone Cobert
I couldn’t help noticing the image of Taylor Swift by photographer Mario Testino on the February American Vogue cover. It’s a lovely image. But I’ve marked the areas that most technicians would lighten and correct with Photoshop cloning, dodging and healing brushes.
Call me a geek for noticing.
So what happened? It’s anyone’s guess, but here’s some theories.
1-Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has changed directions and has limited post-processing on the cover.
I’m sure Vogue would have to have a complete change of photographic ethics in order to do this.The images inside are still heavily post-processsed.
#2- They forgot to enhance it.
Well I suppose weirder things have happened. But come on…… It’s Vogue!
3- Someone, perhaps creative director Grace Coddington, convinced the “powers that be” to leave to image raw to give it a vintage feel. The picture does have a nice 60’s “hippy” feel to it.
I like this theory, and I think it’s the most likely.
Whatever happened, it sure was refreshing. I’m getting kinda tired of models and celebs being cloned into aliens . And to be fair to Vogue I think ….just maybe….they’re laying off the Photoshop on the inside editorial pages a bit. But the advertising?…Forget it!
I’m sure the public would respond to a more natural photographic look in fashion magazines. And there may be a move to more minimalist manipulation of images. This can only be a good thing…..aesthetically and ethically.