Love this image--and the breakdown of how you did it.
Brian shot some behind the scenes video as well that he's putting together, so there will be more cool stuff in the near future.
Excellent. Seeing how photos I like came together give me a good starting place for improving my shooting.
Cool photos! Maybe it's just me, but Mr. Carpenter looks like he's playing "I got your nose" in that first shot. Yes, I notice the oddest things. Usually at the most inopportune moments too.
I'm glad you got to do this!
you should see my face now with no nose.
If he directed it, I'm sure it's terrifying.
I'm a little sad you didn't dig out the 18mm lens and do one from that angle to make him look like a bobblehead John Carpenter.
this is why i shall be invited back....
Props on representing McMatz's Roswell Shirt at Casa Carpenter. You are a good friend Kyle.
that second picture is insanely awesome! you = fantastic photog!
Best gobo ever!
Last night, I was trying to describe what happens when you descend upon a place, and ended up flailing and saying that you were interesting. And my friend goes, wait, for YOU to say that must mean . . . and I was, all, I know, right? He just went to shoot John Freaking Carpenter! And then we descended on the closet of props and wardrobe and made Rob take pictures for an hour.
That sounds like a good thing! I was just thinking how similar this JC shoot was to the shot shelley wanted to get in the hallway of you & aaron. same principle. exact same principle. nearly identical setup. but we didn't have a lawn chair this time.
The last thing I needed to imagine before heading to bed was Mr. C. with a baseball bat covered in screws!!
OK, I'm seeing that. I don't retract my analysis below, but I can totally see that image starting a story where we go back to some crazy store room or basement laboratory or even a viewing room to see cuts from his latest whatever.
Dude...damn. That's too cool.
I do and I don't like this portrait. The lighting is great. The hand at the bottom looks a bit odd, but I don't know what I'd do different, and it seems to be a way Mr. Carpenter tends to stand.
On the one hand, I love the how the lighting captures the terrain of years on his face. On the other hand, he looks so >frail<. From the snapshot above and your descriptions of what y'all have been doing, he does not strike me as frail, not at this juncture.
On the other, other hand, I'm really glad you did this project. And I'm glad you're making really good use of Kickstarter to make many small Amazings happen. You're taking years of hard work, years of genuine fanbase building, and using that to make more Awesome. And that's a good thing indeed.
Great imagination. I love the use of leaves as a gobo. That wall's got all sorts of awesome going on for it as a backdrop.
I was wondering if the ambient is just from the existing house lights or if that comes from light splashing off the walls. I wouldn't expect it from the gridded light.
how do you do that? from watching john carpenter movies?
This post is useless without a picture of the salad bowl :-)
That is just an awesome shot. Kudos!!