Blog, The Albatross

Black Hole

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There were times when I felt like my life was being sucked into a black hole. As if a huge vacuum cleaner was pulling me into this incredible darkness. I was holding onto my life with my finger tips as debris flew past me into the abyss. Some days are dark. Some days feel like this.



Nikon D700, 50mm, f5.6, 1/80, ISO800. A self portrait using a remote trigger. I shot the image of myself jumping on my bed. It was quite sweaty work and took quite a few takes to get the pose I wanted. My room was dark and I wanted the right balance between bright, sharp image and motion blur. I photographed the drawers and lamp by holding them over my bed. The background is used from a previous shoot, the same one as in most of my images to maintain consistency within the series. I wanted the effect of the whole frame being pulled, so I photographed a bed sheet against my wall and gathered it slightly ,then added as a layer underneath.  Finally, I added textures and colour tweaks. All editing is done in Photoshop.

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