12 Days Project with Madison

12 Days – Strength
Originally uploaded by mateo yorke

I decided to put this pic up today as I continue to explore the wildly different images that came from my 12 Days project this year. It’s quite different than the other images of Madison and very different from a lot of the softer pics from the other participants.

What I particularly like about this image is that it simultaneously conveys a lot of strength, fun, and vulnerability. While it’s a pretty strong pose, I can still remember clearly how Madison was laughing during this shot… probably because it is 100% over the top. The black and white tone gives it an old carnival feel while also making the tattoos a little less of a focal point.

Obviously, the framing could have been a bit better, but I haven’t played with cropping it yet. I may revisit this in time to see if I can make it just a little bit better.

Madison was great fun to work with and we’re working on a new concept for our next shoot. It’s going to be even cooler.

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12 Days Project

12 Days – Vanessa
Originally uploaded by mateo yorke

This is my new blog, a place where I’ll talk a bit about my experiences as a photographer and a place to share some of my recent work. The nice thing about the blog is that I’ll be able to share a bit more of the context of the photography, talk a bit more about the learning process and where I found success and where I met with failure.

If nothing else, it’ll be a chance to simply further explore the process and perhaps grow as a photographer.

It might give you a chance to join me in that process.

Anyway, I’m in the process of recovering from a pretty bad cold, so I’m not going to belabour this tonight. I’ll post a pic and work on a few more of the tweaks in a bit.

This is a photo from my 12 Days Project for 2009. The project was born a year ago when I found myself suddenly able to shoot after my exams were done; something I’d had to forgo for much of the fall of 2008. I thought I’d recreate the excitement of a number of shoots with a variety of themes and models in a short period of time.

This pic is one of three or four outfits that Vanessa and I did that night. In keeping with the wintry theme, this shot was to highlight her snowflake body paint, her impromptu clothing (which was Christmas garland), and the blue gelled light I was playing with.

I think it worked. What do you think?

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