Featured Photographer – Brett Harris

Question 1:
Tell us a bit about the image.

I love creating a story through my images. This particular image tells the story of a young wife awaiting her lover to arrive home to her. Creating an image from the 1940’s War Time Era, named “Anticipation”.

Question 2:
What inspired you to take the shot?

I was inspired by a fellow Photographer by the name of Gavin Hoey, who I follow on YouTube. The piece that he presented was on a Film Noir Portraiture Shoot.

Question 3:
What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

The gear I used was a simple two light setup to create a key light through the venetian blinds and a hair light for a fill light. The lighting was key to creating the mood of the shot, giving the appearance of street light entering the window. In this setup we used a venetian blind hanging on a background stand and added a sheet of perspect to create the reflection. By spraying water on the opposite side, this created the illusion of rain.

Question 4:
Tell us about the editing process?

The editing process I used a combination of Lightroom, Photoshop and Plug-in Nik Software. Generally using Lightroom as global adjustments to refine the overall image. Photoshop was used for retouching up the model and by using Nik Software to add colouring, style and a vintage appearance to create this image.

Question 5:
How does this piece reflect you as an artist

As an artist I find this particular piece a reflection of my storytelling through the len of my camera. This is achieved by connecting the voyeur to the image and allows them to be touched by and relate to the story.

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