Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Orange Crush Project

Crush The Sky...
I have in mind a series of surrealistic images focusing on Oranges.  Some will feature a model or models interacting with oranges in a variety of what may be safely termed “odd” or “unconventional” scenes. There will also be more than a few surrealistic still life images, just to add variety.

The project will rely heavily on Photoshopping.  Model scenes  will require a great deal of Behind-The-Scenes cooperation getting the appropriate “back up” shots necessary to the creation of the primary Model shots.

If all goes well, I hope to publish the finished composites in a variety of print & digital media, including but not limited to posters, calendars, books & even gallery quality prints suitable for framing & hanging in your home…

(Shoots begin Late April/Early May, 2016)

Strange Weather...
Orange Rain:  Picture if you will, a fine spring/summer day downtown (…in a park, your backyard, wherever…) when all of a sudden you’re being struck by orange sized hale stones. Only thing is, they’re not stones, but actual oranges, raining down all about you.  Furthermore, you appear within the scene in a multitude of positions, ducking, dodging, catching, hiding from and even being struck my the oranges. 

Sunshine:   I’m probably dating myself, but so the Hell what?  Some 3-1/2 or 4 decades back there was an Orange Juice campaign with the tag line:  “A Day without OJ is like a day without sunshine.”  That’s the inspiration for this particular concept.  This is a bit of surrealism with an orange playing the role of the Sun, a model posing with a glass, pitcher, bucket or just a bikini standing under a stream of falling OJ sunshine, and finally, a well manicured hand squeezing said :Sun,” or pulling a plug, or tripping a valve… 

The Navel Pucker...
Orange Smiles:  A collection of extreme close-up shots of a model’s lower face, with a slice of orange inserted in place of teeth.  I know I did this as a child growing up and have only recently remembered just how much tasty fun it can be…

Peel Out:  Ever seen the rooster tail behind a fast boat?  How about behind a motorcycle or funny car?  Just imagine the surface of the very Earth transformed into an orange hemisphere, with all manner of sports scenes playing out over the world’s largest Slip n Slide ever…

Anonymous Dude Afield
To be continued:  More concepts as they get fleshed out.  Honest 

Model Requirements
This project is open to males, females, children, cats, dogs and other family members.  In short anyone may participate. 

Adults must be prepared to sign my commercial release and provide a copy of their state issued photo ID for my records. 

Children may participate in the project with parents/guardians present only.  Said parent or guardian must sign a release on the child’s behalf as well as provide a copy of their own state photo ID for my records. 

The "N" Word:  Nudity
As of this writing, this project does not entail any nudity.  That’s not to say I won’t come up with a bit of surrealism requiring a display of skin, but I haven’t yet.  Should that change, and I need a nude model for a specific scene, I will, as always, discuss that scene fully with the model prior to scheduling a session…

Orange Crush is being conducted as a Trade Shoot.  Participants may choose one of the two Trade compensation options listed below.

Option 1:  Participants will receive their choice of 10 fully edited Orange Crush  image files (in full size printable and low resolution web display formats) to include in their portfolio and/or use for self promotion;

Option 2:  Participants may instead choose to schedule a photo shoot of equal duration, the results of which will be theirs to do with as they see fit.  The type of shoot is entirely up to you.  Family portraits, fashion, editorial, swimsuit, art nudes – whatever you want.  I will even include editing of up to 10 image files as part of the deal.

Note:  I respectfully request participants post only the web-display images I provide online with no alterations.  Thank you.

Angie's Day in The Park - A Multiplicy Sample
Location is a variable that will change from session to session.  Playgrounds, City Parks, State Parks, a back alley, the odd corn or bean field, your own home, a motel room – just depends on what specific “scene” we are working on when we shoot.

Wardrobe requirements are shoot specific.  If you are portraying a Business Professional, Tourist, Cook, Jogger, a family on a picnic – please dress the part. 

I am primarily an “Available Light” photographer, though I do occasionally use speed lights, reflectors & the occasional modifier from time to time. 

My schedule is annoyingly open at present, which means I am absolutely ready & able to accommodate yours.   

Experienced and first time models are welcome to participate.  You may be assured I will work with you to capture the best images possible & make the experience at least three times as much fun as a visit to the dentist… 

Escort Policy
Imagining some Orange Kisses...
Models are welcome to bring a companion/escort along for moral support, costuming assistance, protection (whatever) as long as I’m told in advance.  Surprise me with an unexpected guest and the session will be cancelled immediately.  I hate surprises…

Please note:  I have zero tolerance for high school drama on my shoots.  I go into each and every session with the full expectation that I am working with adults fully capable of discussing any and all issues that may arise. 

Name calling, threats of violence and similar nonsense will result in the session's immediate termination and the deletion of all images taken to that point.  If necessary, I will call the police and press charges to the full extent allowable under the law.

Got a question I didn’t cover here? Want to schedule your session? Hit me with a message.  I’m here, camera at the ready...

…and - - - Go!

Sunshine On Demand...

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