Geoff Franklin

Posts tagged “reflection

Portrait #1

Portrait #1

Portrait#1  Sue

I am making a series of portraits using a blend of some of the old techniques with more recent ones. Got 5 done, this is the first.

Quite simple technique 4 different sampling masks blended with tree images and approx 20 layers.

 


Adieu

Adieu

I like this one, its core is a preparation piece for a more intricate image. I took this element and wove it into the  final image.

©Geoff Franklin 2015


and so came eden

and so came eden

This picture evolved as i was making it. There are four photographs as the core of the image and i made several mask layers using 3 different templates that i have used before. Not so many actions were used and the whole construction is much simpler.


le domaine des rêves

le domaine des rêves

le domaine des rêves

This is a back of the envelope idea that made it through to the finished image more or less as it was sketched . I knew I was going to use the central figure, it was a question of how I built the image around it. I had originally though of an endless corridor of doors stretching into the distance and a pile of keys spread around the floor. So the idea of a gatekeeper was in my mind when i thought of using they lions. I was once at Hever Castle in Kent where Anne Boylen had spent her youth, and came across an urn with a triple headed lion on its side. So i was thinking of using this idea but it distracted from the central images. So i then thought of the lions that sit at the foot of Nelsons column in Trafalgar Square, but they have always looked quite passive. I then  remembered shooting some Lions in Paris on my last trip that fitted the idea.

It was then a question of adding the textures to the image. This was done by sampling the base image by creating hundreds of layers and assigning actions to these layers. It was then a process of colour balance and selective editing of layers to create the final image.


La Danse De La Vie

La Danse De La Vie

La danse de la vie

I had a visitor today just as I was finishing this image, they thought it was a drawing until I showed them the original source images.

The main figure in the centre I found in a cemetery in North Lancashire, and was quite unusual for that grave yard.     The mask i used in this is much more ragged stripping away more of the subject. I am interested in how the brain joins the dots in the rebuilding. This  give  the figures very a organic appearance rather than the stone originals they are.

©Geoff Franklin 2015


Seul dans la brume

Seul dans la brume

This is from the set I am working on called en marge du bonheur, link to the series here:   http://geoff-franklin.com/springboard/en-marge-du-bonheur/

This image has been sat on my desktop unfinished for a couple of months. It needed a couple of tweaks, I ended up stripping it back and completely rebuilding it – works though.