A little while ago I sent the same two pictures to a bunch of art directors/designers i know.
I asked them to pick a word or two and put their words over the photos.
I’m always interested in photos and copy. How words can change the way you see a picture.
Here are the responses:
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Clare Brennan, Paul Cavanaugh, David Craib, Donna Darby, Andrew Draper,
Ryan Mesheau, Eric Schallenberg and Peter Watts.
Yesterday I had an opening at La Petite Mort Gallery. I used the occasion to make
a movie that asks the question: Who the hell is Tony Fouhse?
(Click to view the movie): Who the HELL is TONY FOUHSE.mp4
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And here’s a few shots of the photos I exhibited:
I keep some flat junk in my small upstairs studio, rough stuff. I use it for backgrounds.
Iâ€™ve found that if you have the right background (which consists of standing in the right spot
and aiming the camera in the right direction from the right distance) youâ€™re half way there.
Just insert the subject, make sure the lightâ€™s right, the moment righteous. It also pays to
actually think about what you want to do and to be very aware of perspective and what’s
in the frame. Oh yeah, youâ€™ve got to engage the subject, too, if theyâ€™re human.
As a rule I prefer going on location to shooting in a studio. Studios are typically too antiseptic
for me. I think that thatâ€™s why I keep rough backgrounds in my studio.
Here are a couple of studio shots using some of that flat junk I collect. The wood with the paint
was my next door neighbourâ€™s bench top until he got a regulation-type bench. The white one is
a paper-covered/ink-stained door I use as a table in my workroom when itâ€™s not being a backdrop.
Both these shots were done using available light. The gal is Sacha, a singer. The plum was shot last
week for Burnt Toast magazine.
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