New Conceptual Portraiture

We’re excited to be releasing two brand new photos today. These conceptual portraits came about in a very similar process as our airplanes girl photo that we’ve blogged about in the past few weeks. Make sure to check out the main portfolio to see them in their full-size awesomeness.

Keep reading for some behind the scenes shots of how these photos came together…

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Creating the Image Part III of IV – Retouching

Here we are at part three of Creating the Image, our brand new blog series that breaks down and takes an in depth look at what really goes into making Chris’s personal, conceptual portraiture. Back in January of this year we created some persona work, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, to shooting, editing, retouching and all the way to the final product.

For our third post, we wanted to focus on the process that begins after the shoot wraps and the set is struck. With all of the pieces planned and photographed, the project transitioned over into the hands of our in-house digital artists. Working closely with Chris from the beginning stages of the shoot, they were able to work together the final composite in record time. Keep reading to learn more about the process of putting it all together…

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Creating the Image Part II of IV – Shooting

We’ve arrived at part two of Creating the Image, our series showcasing some of Chris’s personal work in a way that we’ve never fully discussed before. Back in January of this year we created some personal conceptual portraiture, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, to shooting, editing, and all the way to the final product.

For our second post, we wanted to go in depth and share what goes on behind the scenes when we’re shooting portraits in the studio. There’s wardrobe to be prepped and styled, hair & makeup to be applied, lights and cameras to be set, checked and tested – all before a single shot is taken. Once we’re all set, there’s a constant process of checking and refining happening on set from all angles. Does the light look right? Is the wardrobe appropriate and styled correctly? Has the makeup smudged or the hair lost its shape? Are we getting the right expressions and actions from the model? All these questions come into play as we’re shooting. Keep reading for a ton of behind the scenes shots & a quick time-lapse of the entire shoot.

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Creating the Image Part I of IV – Concepting

We’re excited to start a new series on the blog today – showcasing some of Chris’s personal work in a way that we’ve never fully discussed before. Back in January of this year we created some personal conceptual portraiture, with the intention of not only making amazing images, but documenting the entire process from concepting and brainstorming, all the way to the final product The result? A four part series on the blog over the coming weeks that will go in-depth into the creative and technical aspects of the shoot.

For our first post, we wanted to start long before lights are staged and cameras readied – we wanted to discuss the creative process that goes into making personal work, what inspires us, and how we bring those ideas to life in front of the camera. Keep reading to learn more about Chris’s conceptual process…

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