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VADA Swing BW 6866 by timsumma
VADA Swing BW 6866

As usual, VADA wanted to do some images with the copper screen with swing and she wanted to have only red heels. I did suggest the new red lipstick because as she knows I adore deep red lipstick. Glamour with a modern sexy turn was the idea and in the end I could see that the images would work well with a classical B&W toned structure. I create the tones by desaturating and then building a rational look in manipulating the tone to a traditional B&W toned print. I do cheat on some of the color but after years of chemical play with rational darkroom work I know what it suppose to look like.

 

Some years back I found a book entitled Sunkissed, Sunwear and the Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950 by Joshua James Curtis. The writing was lame but the images were pretty interesting. The cover really took my attention in that one woman was photographing another, both in cute poses on the secluded Cali Beach.

 

As continued to look around at the book store I found one of the classics, Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography by Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson. The book details the visual work of Ruth Louise who would retire and open the way for George Edward Hurrell at MGM.

 

The images were created using the leopard print covered swing that is attached to the ceiling by way of a 4X4X 8foot cedar beam used for suspensions. A nifty addition to the ceiling of the studio (anchored in the rafters above). I had been playing with some gray plastic screen from Home Depot but I found a supplier that offered aluminum screen (shiny, now in a background plastic sleeve) and I was stunned to find that they carried the solid copper screen in a five foot width! That is the background and the sweep that becomes the base of the  images.

 

For these images I have upgraded the use of lights to modern studio flash but with an eye for that period lighting used with film and glamour portraiture. I used a modern piece of crap beauty dish rather than either of the 1930's Photogenic beauty dish lights, nor the modern rip-off fresnel head for a flash like the Hensel flash (which was sitting in the corner of the lighting studio.

 

The light to the right is a Larson 42 inch soft box placed to deliver a diffused fill light with just a touch of edge created by the pyramidal vortex that only the Larson can deliver. The front was scrimed with a circular cover.

 

So that is both idea and content as well as some technical background on the making of the images, hope you like the work.

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VADA Swing BW 6831 by timsumma
VADA Swing BW 6831

As usual, VADA wanted to do some images with the copper screen with swing and she wanted to have only red heels. I did suggest the new red lipstick because as she knows I adore deep red lipstick. Glamour with a modern sexy turn was the idea and in the end I could see that the images would work well with a classical B&W toned structure. I create the tones by desaturating and then building a rational look in manipulating the tone to a traditional B&W toned print. I do cheat on some of the color but after years of chemical play with rational darkroom work I know what it suppose to look like.

 

Some years back I found a book entitled Sunkissed, Sunwear and the Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950 by Joshua James Curtis. The writing was lame but the images were pretty interesting. The cover really took my attention in that one woman was photographing another, both in cute poses on the secluded Cali Beach.

 

As continued to look around at the book store I found one of the classics, Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography by Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson. The book details the visual work of Ruth Louise who would retire and open the way for George Edward Hurrell at MGM.

 

The images were created using the leopard print covered swing that is attached to the ceiling by way of a 4X4X 8foot cedar beam used for suspensions. A nifty addition to the ceiling of the studio (anchored in the rafters above). I had been playing with some gray plastic screen from Home Depot but I found a supplier that offered aluminum screen (shiny, now in a background plastic sleeve) and I was stunned to find that they carried the solid copper screen in a five foot width! That is the background and the sweep that becomes the base of the  images.

 

For these images I have upgraded the use of lights to modern studio flash but with an eye for that period lighting used with film and glamour portraiture. I used a modern piece of crap beauty dish rather than either of the 1930's Photogenic beauty dish lights, nor the modern rip-off fresnel head for a flash like the Hensel flash (which was sitting in the corner of the lighting studio.

 

The light to the right is a Larson 42 inch soft box placed to deliver a diffused fill light with just a touch of edge created by the pyramidal vortex that only the Larson can deliver. The front was scrimed with a circular cover.

 

So that is both idea and content as well as some technical background on the making of the images, hope you like the work.

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VADA Swing BW 6884 by timsumma
VADA Swing BW 6884

As usual, VADA wanted to do some images with the copper screen with swing and she wanted to have only red heels. I did suggest the new red lipstick because as she knows I adore deep red lipstick. Glamour with a modern sexy turn was the idea and in the end I could see that the images would work well with a classical B&W toned structure. I create the tones by desaturating and then building a rational look in manipulating the tone to a traditional B&W toned print. I do cheat on some of the color but after years of chemical play with rational darkroom work I know what it suppose to look like.

 

Some years back I found a book entitled Sunkissed, Sunwear and the Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950 by Joshua James Curtis. The writing was lame but the images were pretty interesting. The cover really took my attention in that one woman was photographing another, both in cute poses on the secluded Cali Beach.

 

As continued to look around at the book store I found one of the classics, Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography by Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson. The book details the visual work of Ruth Louise who would retire and open the way for George Edward Hurrell at MGM.

 

The images were created using the leopard print covered swing that is attached to the ceiling by way of a 4X4X 8foot cedar beam used for suspensions. A nifty addition to the ceiling of the studio (anchored in the rafters above). I had been playing with some gray plastic screen from Home Depot but I found a supplier that offered aluminum screen (shiny, now in a background plastic sleeve) and I was stunned to find that they carried the solid copper screen in a five foot width! That is the background and the sweep that becomes the base of the  images.

 

For these images I have upgraded the use of lights to modern studio flash but with an eye for that period lighting used with film and glamour portraiture. I used a modern piece of crap beauty dish rather than either of the 1930's Photogenic beauty dish lights, nor the modern rip-off fresnel head for a flash like the Hensel flash (which was sitting in the corner of the lighting studio.

 

The light to the right is a Larson 42 inch soft box placed to deliver a diffused fill light with just a touch of edge created by the pyramidal vortex that only the Larson can deliver. The front was scrimed with a circular cover.

 

So that is both idea and content as well as some technical background on the making of the images, hope you like the work.

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VADA Swing 6838 by timsumma
VADA Swing 6838

As usual, VADA wanted to do some images with the copper screen with swing and she wanted to have only red heels. I did suggest the new red lipstick because as she knows I adore deep red lipstick. Glamour with a modern sexy turn was the idea and in the end I could see that the images would work well with a classical B&W toned structure. I create the tones by desaturating and then building a rational look in manipulating the tone to a traditional B&W toned print. I do cheat on some of the color but after years of chemical play with rational darkroom work I know what it suppose to look like.

 

Some years back I found a book entitled Sunkissed, Sunwear and the Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950 by Joshua James Curtis. The writing was lame but the images were pretty interesting. The cover really took my attention in that one woman was photographing another, both in cute poses on the secluded Cali Beach.

 

As continued to look around at the book store I found one of the classics, Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography by Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson. The book details the visual work of Ruth Louise who would retire and open the way for George Edward Hurrell at MGM.

 

The images were created using the leopard print covered swing that is attached to the ceiling by way of a 4X4X 8foot cedar beam used for suspensions. A nifty addition to the ceiling of the studio (anchored in the rafters above). I had been playing with some gray plastic screen from Home Depot but I found a supplier that offered aluminum screen (shiny, now in a background plastic sleeve) and I was stunned to find that they carried the solid copper screen in a five foot width! That is the background and the sweep that becomes the base of the  images.

 

For these images I have upgraded the use of lights to modern studio flash but with an eye for that period lighting used with film and glamour portraiture. I used a modern piece of crap beauty dish rather than either of the 1930's Photogenic beauty dish lights, nor the modern rip-off fresnel head for a flash like the Hensel flash (which was sitting in the corner of the lighting studio.

 

The light to the right is a Larson 42 inch soft box placed to deliver a diffused fill light with just a touch of edge created by the pyramidal vortex that only the Larson can deliver. The front was scrimed with a circular cover.

 

So that is both idea and content as well as some technical background on the making of the images, hope you like the work.

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VADA Swing 6824 by timsumma
VADA Swing 6824

As usual, VADA wanted to do some images with the copper screen with swing and she wanted to have only red heels. I did suggest the new red lipstick because as she knows I adore deep red lipstick. Glamour with a modern sexy turn was the idea and in the end I could see that the images would work well with a classical B&W toned structure. I create the tones by desaturating and then building a rational look in manipulating the tone to a traditional B&W toned print. I do cheat on some of the color but after years of chemical play with rational darkroom work I know what it suppose to look like.

 

Some years back I found a book entitled Sunkissed, Sunwear and the Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950 by Joshua James Curtis. The writing was lame but the images were pretty interesting. The cover really took my attention in that one woman was photographing another, both in cute poses on the secluded Cali Beach.

 

As continued to look around at the book store I found one of the classics, Ruth Harriet Louise and Hollywood Glamour Photography by Robert Dance and Bruce Robertson. The book details the visual work of Ruth Louise who would retire and open the way for George Edward Hurrell at MGM.

 

The images were created using the leopard print covered swing that is attached to the ceiling by way of a 4X4X 8foot cedar beam used for suspensions. A nifty addition to the ceiling of the studio (anchored in the rafters above). I had been playing with some gray plastic screen from Home Depot but I found a supplier that offered aluminum screen (shiny, now in a background plastic sleeve) and I was stunned to find that they carried the solid copper screen in a five foot width! That is the background and the sweep that becomes the base of the  images.

 

For these images I have upgraded the use of lights to modern studio flash but with an eye for that period lighting used with film and glamour portraiture. I used a modern piece of crap beauty dish rather than either of the 1930's Photogenic beauty dish lights, nor the modern rip-off fresnel head for a flash like the Hensel flash (which was sitting in the corner of the lighting studio.

 

The light to the right is a Larson 42 inch soft box placed to deliver a diffused fill light with just a touch of edge created by the pyramidal vortex that only the Larson can deliver. The front was scrimed with a circular cover.

 

So that is both idea and content as well as some technical background on the making of the images, hope you like the work.

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shipain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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rylstone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Photographer
And I just happened back as well.  I do admire the humor and your marvelous productions.  Your storytelling is one of my inspirations.
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phydeau Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is about the 8th time this year that I've stumbled across a gallery of someone that I could have sworn I was watching eons ago.
Beautiful work!
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timsumma Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Nice to hear from another 'actual' photographer here on DA!

Thanks for being a 'watcher', love a deviant Voyeur as well.

Sorry I can't reciprocate, I have never figured the site out and frankly computers and all the actions needed are just beyond my understanding! LOL!!! That is why I get to have a generic happy face, just not any good at the work, and frankly, I don't much care about all that silly computer stuff. I just make images.

Timmers.
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dollcollector999 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Great gallery!
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