25.11.08

time machine

a few months ago, the kids at work found this site called yearbookyourself. it takes your mugshot and mashes it with some dated, black and white yearbook picture, giving you the hair, clothing and eyewear of your chosen decade. really hilarious sh*t.

it also got me thinking about a possible side project: what if i take relatively recent photos of people and retouch them to create images of those folks from say, ten years ago?

so, here are a couple of officemates and my impression of what they looked like back in the day.


taj
ted

13.11.08

hey, a halo!

smoke ring in the skynot really. just a smoke ring from an exploded rocket.

5.11.08

oh look, lanterns!

flowers like lanternsnot really. just flowers we found in baguio.

4.11.08

sketchercise

faux sketch photo
another attempt at making photos look like they're not.

3.11.08

mae day

man, i almost screwed these up.

tried shooting the wedding of a good friend with the camera set to overexpose by a stop and a half. knew there'd be a lot of whites around so i was hoping to get a graphic, almost 2-dimensional high-key effect.

bride's arrival high key
bridal march

thing is, by pushing the exposure so much, it's easy to clip the highlights and lose image data. so i did end up having to do a fair amount of post in order to rescue some detail and reign in the contrast. mayo says she likes it, so all told, i guess the risky move worked.

whew.


couple as seen on camcorder monitor
couple at the altar
couple exchange vows, high key
jaguar mark II bridal car

you'll find the rest of the series on my friend mae's page, here.

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