Defiance – Followup Post

Thanks guys, so much, for all the wonderful, constructive and flattering comments on my last post.

One big massive comment reply. Ready for it? Here goes!

@David Bickley

Thanks for your thoughts. The idea for the project isn’t just defying gravity, it’s defiance in general or surreal or… just things that don’t seem right. Though the post does say gravity… haha

I went through and removed the hand, as you can see now. 🙂 It was pretty easy to do. I couldn’t decide if I liked it there or not, definitely know now that it’s better w/o!

P.S. Did you get my email last week?

@Chase

Looking forward to the concert!

@Matt

Yeah there really is a lot going on in that picture! I want to do some more pics like that. I kept looking for a seesaw (teeter-totter) but I couldn’t find one out here! Crazy huh? I had a really cool idea for one of those. Oh well.

@Karen

As usual, overflowing with kindness and wonderful, thoughtful comments.

The swing set picture was actually taken at around midnight! The light appears to be a sunset from the use of an extended exposure. That picture was a three minute exposure!

Yeah, climbing up to that door was hella scary! There really aren’t any stairs!

@Newsy

Whether you’re on KATG, Twitter or my blog, you always make me laugh out loud!

@Hilly

Ditto!

My professor really likes my idea (whew) and I’m excited to stage some more fun, gravity and time defying scenes.  If anyone wants to model in them for me, lemme know!

Here are a few more from last night.  Again, thanks Micheal for being such a great model/sport.

If you have any suggestions of other things that defy logic, gravity, time etc etc… please let me know in a comment.  I have a few other ideas but I need a total of at least 20 really great pictures for this project.

5 thoughts on “Defiance – Followup Post

  1. I’m pretty simple. Lets see – defiant and implausible. I think a great shot would be, late night, walking when “Don’t walk” sign is completely visible, but.. another you is approaching yourself on the other sidewalk. I know, kinda cliche. But that would be me.

    BTW I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s stared at that door in the alley, and thought .. “why… how… can I go into it?”

    And the picture of the alley with the lights, OMG man, thats just fantastic.

    Are you doing something to make the colors seem to pop? I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the colors in your photos are always “better” than life. -or rather it seems like the light intensity is equalized throughout the image.

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  2. Hmm. Maybe one where you have your model appearing to do the whole tightrope-walking thing (e.g. holding a pole for balance, standing as if balancing on a very thin wire, etc.) only NO TIGHTROPE, just sort of standing above the street between to streetlights, or something to that effect.

    Loving this series.

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  3. Very cool shots, they remind me of David Blain (sp?) for obvious reasons. I’ve been into photography as a hobby for a while now, and notice you get some of those green-dot reflection issues as well in darker lighting conditions. I believe someone told me it’s caused by a reflection between the filter and the lens itself…any idea if that’s actually the case?

    J

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