Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fashion Revisited

A couple nights ago we grabbed drinks with Steve... and he was telling us this funny story about his painting class and his blue tomatoes (but you'll have to ask him to tell it!) Steve was working with an underpainting to create a certain mood for his final painting, which got me thinking about working more with textures to create more depth in my images.

I've been shooting textures for a while now, just here and there, whenever we visit someplace new... and I ended up with a really cool set from our trip down South. Here are a few of them applied to a few images from a fashion shoot we did for Traci Romano Events last Spring. Check 'em out!



18 comments:

Bruce Thivierge said...

Love love love it! Very Joe Photo-ish! ;) Nice work...

BTW when is the next CT PUG mtg? I'm hoping there's room in my schedule since we're now using Pictage at The Sweetest Days. Thanks!

Rachel Brooke said...

These look incredible! Looks like Josh de Rox style. I wish I knew how to do these!

Detra, Matt 19:26 said...

These look SO awesome! I am not usually a fan of textures -- except Josh de Rox -- b/c photogs usually over do them or apply them to photos better left alone. None of those feelings for these -- LOVE them! You rock!!!

Justin Marantz said...

Thank you guys so much!! No doubt that Jesh is a HUGE inspiration to me and hundreds of other photographers. His work totally breaks the bounds of all conventional wedding photography!

It's been really fun just sitting here and messing around without any deadlines to worry about. I highly recommend just taking a day off to mess around with pictures... do something different... be experimental and see what you can come up with!

Tara Young Photography said...
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Tara Young Photography said...

Wonderful images! The second one of just the bride is outstanding!

jacqui said...

Love the textures, beautiul work!

Kacie Jean said...

ooooh! I just LOVE these textures! They really do bring a little something extra to the photographs.

erich camping said...

Sweet Images! Sometimes textures are over done. These are just right! They add to the image, instead of take away from it. Great job!

Eric & Brooke said...

Hi Mary. Thanks for visiting our blog and commenting on Shaggy Maggie. This fashion shoot looks fabulous. I be they loved it! Nice work.

Krista Guenin Photography said...

I love the new textures! I've been shooting some as well, and now I feel motivated to put them to USE! :)

david & kimi baxter said...

these are INCREDIBLY beautiful images! just wow.

STEVE DePINO said...
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STEVE DePINO said...

Great work on these. It's funny what strange things will cause a creative spark!

"your not going to keep that tomato blue are you?"

PicturesByTracy.com said...

As always...BEAUTIFUL work!

Mary,
My friend just sent me an email about this cool couple {Mary & Justin Marantz} that will be speaking in Nashville Feb. 7th...lol. I am going to fly down Tennessee...making plans in the morning! Looking forward to the chance to hear your speak and to finally meet you. Hugs ~Tracy

Kara Pennington Photography said...

These look awesome!! Gotta love textures :)

Deb said...

Oh la la ...love those photos. Very nice.

Mike Larson said...

sweet shots here, i'm picky on the layers that people add and i love yours! nice work...