today I’m here to show you a very particular shot.. protagonist of this photo is Carolina, a new model who has been able to interpret two characters for this shot 🙂
The idea for this photo came in my mind talking with Carolina, who is often dressed like a man.. so I thought, why do not realize a photo in which she and her alter ego male hold their hands? Technically this consists in realizing two shots and then blend them in photoshop.. blending two shots of the same person it is not difficult at all, the difficulty comes when the two parts are interacting, as in the photo I propose to you, where they hold their hands. When there’s the interaction it is all more difficult because the two parts have really to be in the right position or it will become impossible to blend them in photoshop.
Hereafter I show you the idea of how I thought the photo should have been realized.. a little sketch I did some days before the realization.. please note the great artistic capabilities of me when I draw
When I come to the location I found that there was plenty of invasive plants everywhere, so it was no more accessible.. but near the prefixed location I found a new one which is nice.. in fact I found a room with a lateral window, two doors on the ground and a lot of mess. The project then changed a little, with the window giving a lateral rim light and not behind.. but the same has remained invariated.
Hereafter you can find the situation in the room with natural light coming from the windows (backstage1)
Once the lights have been positioned the most difficult part has come, i.e. the realization of the double exposure. It has been necessary to realize some shots and then using the screen of the reflex see if the arms where aligned perfectly.. for this shot I had to re-use the 400d in order to use the 10-22mm, because 24mm on fullframe were not enough.. and so the 400d have come back to life!
Once I did this, I had only to blend the two shots in photoshop and work on the image a little bit. In addition to the evident sepia turn and the textures, it has been necessary to make the hair of the feminine version of Carolina longer. Hereafter you can find the final result of this session.. and I would be very pleased if you tell me what you think about it 🙂 Thanks a lot Carolina 🙂
See you soon guys!