A friend of mine in my Oakland studio a few years ago. I have this obsession with the weird shapes and textures of packaging materials and items, and I typically get my “models” (I never actually use models, just friends and acquaintances) to take something up from my collection and play with it while I take warmup photos. This time I decided to make them the whole point of a few images, and encouraged my friend to use it like a mask, with a surface texture and angularity that contrasted really nicely with her body and skin. I like the result… And yes, there are more mask photos, hence the pretentious sounding “Mask 1” — I just couldn’t think of a suitable name.
Two of my favourite landscapes, brought together with Photoshop. This is one of the few images I have that also works well printed onto canvas: rather than looking gimmicky (as so often happens), the texture of the canvas actually complements the texture of the image itself. Looks great at about a metre square….