Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Katherine fighter pilot

Katherine fighter pilot
Katherine is a very talented graphic artist/ illustrator with a style like a mix of Mark Ryden and Tim Burton. She wanted weird and quirky portrait shots and this is one from the batch. This was one of her personal choices.

I initially shied away from it because of the "huge" smile, but what was I thinking!

She chose it, I worked on it and this is the result. She is very happy, as am I and is even using it as her FaceBook profile pic.

Cooll!!

I am inspired to produce more quirky characters. . .

Strobist info:

This photograph was captured in a small studio using two 580EXll speedlites and a Vivitar 285HV. One speedlite shooting into a Photoflex 24x32 softbox. The other speedlite into a 33" white bounce umbrella with black cover for fill (softbox was main)The vivitar 285HV is hitting the background with a warm color gel. Post processing in LightRoom 2.5 and Photoshop CS4.

Love the grin

14 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Gary, I think you are...

"The Super Star Launcher"!

She's a good looker all on her own but, you made shine a little brighter, darker, deeper, edgier, clearer, and longer.

This will be her money shot.

rahina q.h. said...

you've captured a caricature of her personality (if that is possible): a very confident woman with a sense of humour:) Great work Gary

slommler said...

What a wonderful and powerful portrait. I love it!
Great work!
Hugs
SueAnn

Elena said...

I like it! A fantastic work.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

That is a great photo, Gary. I'm not suprised she is using it on her Facebook profile. xx

Daryl said...

Funny, my first reaction was WOW what a smile ...

willow said...

SO COOL!!!!

She Writes said...

At last I get in to your site :). Ah, she is gorgeous, and that is a really playful picture. No wonder she loves it.

Sheila said...

This is wonderful! You've really captured her awesome personality and beauty. Love it!

Shelley Macdonald Designs said...

Katherine's smile could light up NYC. Great photo!

Jose Alba said...

Preciosa imagen de colores y contrastes. Saludos

Antonio Estevez said...

I gotta get in on this! But no smiling for me. I gotta go with a brooding look. Haha :)

angelshair said...

I love this portrait!! Absolutely the kind of work I love. You take us into another reality!!!

Deborah Peters said...

Very cool shot, beautiful light, color and her personality!