My blog will cover some of the aspects of photography that I enjoy. Please enjoy the images and commentary I post.
I am still working on Loteria. I thought that by now I would be finished but to make it photo realistic is going to take longer than I thought. Mainly, because the last 17 images are difficult to reproduce because of many reasons. So with that this weekend I finished El Pescado.
La Sirena I did several months ago and wondering if I should post her as topless like the original version. With the model I worked with, we did both topless and with a bra. In the end I am posting the image with a bra. If ever I get to show my Loteria in a gallery, I would show the topless image. Finding a model with the long hair was the only difficult part. Then it was a matter of just getting my Photoshop skills to make the image work. Like most of these images, this was taken in my studio.
Today I uploaded El Musico. This was not as difficult as dressing some of the other humans in Loteria. I only made a few rounds to vintage stores in San Francisco to find the clothing. I made the red bow tie and the music sheets and guitar case were brought to the shoot by my friend and great Bay Area salsa singer Julio Bravo. I really wanted a musician for this card and found that in Julio. The image was easy to produce for me in Photoshop. I took the original and placed Julio into the card. I hope you continue to see the many more images I have for my version of Loteria.
Producing Las Jaras was more involved. It required for me to make a arrows. I made the arrows several months with this theme involved but had to add red and green colored feathers to the first set of black feathers I had on them. The I had to arrange these in my studio to look like the original image. I was able to do this by using many fishing lines to suspend the bows in Las Jaras. The final image is my version of Las Jaras.
These were easy to obtain while in Arizona. The prickly pear cactus is abundant in Southern Arizona as was this bird. More to add this week in my Loteria.
This was a simple image to produce. I shot it in my studio using a plain white backdrop and the rose was in a planter. No frills with this simplest of images. Could possibly be the most economic of all the Loteria images I am making.
Fue una imagen simple de reproducir. La tome en mi estudio usando un respaldo blanco y la rosa en una meseta. Simple imagen y possiblemente la mas economica de todas las imagenes de Loteria que estoy reproduciendo.