Blood-Angel

September 03, 2014  •  1 Comment

So I had this idea, BLOOD for wings. Not sure where it came from but I just had to find a way to do it! It started with trying to figure out how to make a liquid that looks like blood, OH MY GOD there were a million ways to do it! So i did a TON of research and experimenting with food coloring, milk, paints, dyes and various thickening agents. In the end a weird mixture of finger paint did the trick! The set was published in "The International Magazinehttps://www.facebook.com/internationaltattoozmagazine/

You can purchase a digital copy or print here, it's actually a really cool magazine, fantastic art and wonderful sets!
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/804798

Model is Tina Reshelle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tinareshelle
Website: http://www.tinareshelle.com

Assistant is Lindsay Hill
Website: http://www.curlygirlmakeup.com/

So next was figuring out how to make the liquid spread out like wings on camera and how to light it

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So i spent a few hours in the backyard with 2 lights, a bucket, a bowl, my camera and this BLOOD lol I can't remember how many times I tried until I finally got the hang of it. I ended up soaked, and boy i bet the lawn people were thinking WHAT THE HELL was i doing the night before! lol

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Throwing the liquid up in a certain way with the bowl created the spread wing effect like I was picturing in my head. so the next step was to get Tina the model into the studio, well outside the studio anyway, and setup a static shot for the background, then get her posed and add in the blood wings after we shoot the poses.

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We did 3 basic poses together and then my faithful partner in crime Lindsay Hill started throwing the paint up in the air. I think we shot for around 40 mins before i was happy with the amount of captures that simulate wings. I used a combination of my Alien bees 1600 with a beauty dish and my Canon 580exII speedlite with softbox and shot tethered to check the shots. I finally settled on ISO 640, F6.3 at 1/125 on my Canon 60D with the 18-135mm lens.

 

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The next phase was to mesh it all together in Photoshop and add mood effects!

 

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Comments

Kathy Cauldren(non-registered)
Awesome, creative, eye catching, expressive.. Love it and love you
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