Phil's Photos - New photos and new gear - 12.18.07
Well as some of you noticed it's been a long time. A very long time. I apologize for that and I promise I'll be more active here in the future with crits, posts, etc. I live a busy lifestyle (who doesn't) with a full time career in film, a freelance artist, photographer, and director, and I think I still have a somewhat healthy social life
I'm starting a new thread with some of my work from the last few months. I'll keep it brief and just say that I haven't done very much freelance work this year (compared to last year). I decided on creating photographs for the reasons I wanted and working on projects that seemed interesting to me. It's been rewarding and challenging. I'm working to improve everyday much like my painting.
I have couple little tutorials and things I'll put up soon too.
p02 - Out of Black - I started a series of landscapes that emit a similar mood. This was my first successful attempt in my mind.
p03 - Cant - I experimented a bit more and this photograph.....
p04 - Ingression - and this photograph pretty much show exactly what I'm going for.
p05 - Feather
p06 - Lamp Shade
p07 - Jagoda
p08 - Alley Cat - Taken in Canada.
p09 - Blue Fox Drive-In - I just sold a 120 inch of this print and I love seeing prints that large. There really aren't many drive-ins left and seeing a single screen one is a pretty bizarre thing. The movies playing were X-Men 3 and Posieden and you can read that on the big print as well as the snack bar in the back there.
p10 - Whidbey Lagoon
p11 - Whidbey Ebb Tide
p12 - The Getty Villa - The Getty Villa re-opened this year. There's more photos on my site from there.
p13 - Stephanie
p14 - Olivia Accordian - No flamingos were harmed. Honest.
p15 - Bellybutton Thief
p16 - Amber
p17 - Dream Weavers - The title card says it all, but I was really interested in creating a conceptual abstract piece and producing this photographically. This would have been easy to paint honestly, but I wanted to make this real. Click to see the images
Click to watch movie
p19 - Santa Monica Pier 06.01.06 - This one is more of a documentary/theme piece.
p20 - Tweehouse
Finally my most recent work.
p21 - The Victorian
p22 - Tiny Tree
p23 - Exodus
p24 - Harbinger
p25 - Big Boy Spike - I made this dude when I was 5 and never really photographed him. When people come to my place I always get asked about him. Basically I used to go to Bob's on Friday nights, which was hot rod night. They sold these banks. One night we went there after I saw Gremlins and bought this giant Spike doll. But his was rubber and his body was rigid plastic and sort of sucked. So I basically ripped off their heads and created this mutant that now guards my home.
And a wee bit of a life update for those who know me. I'm still with Rhythm and Hues (7+ years!). We are finishing up on Night at the Museum right right now, we are knee deep in Evan Almighty and preproduction has started on The Golden Compass. It's going to be an exciting year here and it's really been a fun one for me so far.
After so long all I can say is hello again. It's good to be back.
wow! I really really like your photos, they all have some kind of special feel/mood. How do you do you accomplish that? Is it due to your camera/lens, or do you do it in photoshop? I bet especially pic. 02-04 didn't look like that from the camera
I have watched the old photos that you have posted here some time ago, like a zillion times You are somehow able to make even a simple picture of someone's face stand out extremely much!
I you have the time, I would appreciate any tips of how to make my photos seem just a little more professional. They all seem a little dull like anyone could have shot them with any camera...
My camera is a Canon 350D with the standard 18-55mm lens - should I use flash for my portraits, and should I shoot in the RAW-format?
It's all awesome. My favourites have to be Ingression and the abstract movie, the rotating smoke in slomo was pretty awesome. Hope you'll post again soon!
I would be very happy to hear some info on the abstract work, or is it a secret?
Last edited by Morbid; October 13th, 2006 at 11:08 AM.