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October 3rd, 2006 #1
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.
p01 - Ice and Fire - This is an experimental abstract piece that I'm currently trying to get put up at the Getty.
Click here for the whole gallery.
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
p18 - Exemia - This is a completely abstract film I made. Just experimenting.
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.
p26 - Cake
p27 - Amanda Sweets - More here from the shoot
p28 - Maggie
p29 - Maggie Bubbles - More here from this shoot
There's a great deal more on my site. phfx.com
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.
October 3rd, 2006 #2
It's great to have you back!
Not much to say, i'm quite speechless. Most of these i know from phfx.com and eatpoo.com. What I, for one want to see is really new stuff.
Really digging the mood landscapes. Are they shot in hdr? The toning is quite rich for rgb.
October 3rd, 2006 #3
That about sums it up. You have the most incredible composition and colour balance, it shows me a lot about where I need to improve my skills. Thankyou for posting these, I am sure to return!
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October 4th, 2006 #5Registered User
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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?
Thank you in advance
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Amazing work like always Phil, Can't say much more. Your a true inspiration to me, everyday.
I am a regular to your website but i thought i would let you know these are great by posting here. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.
October 13th, 2006 #11
look who's back. i kept score with your website.. but .. i never got to say that i missed you
i hope all it's cool for you, frate.
oh.. 1st november.. we'll be back with the self portrait day... plan it already - i want to see your mug there twice (photo and painting )
see you soon
October 13th, 2006 #12
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./Daniel
October 13th, 2006 #13