A fairly simple idea, but a difficult execution. I started with the idea of having three painted colours merge into three rays of light of the same colours. I picked the three primary colours, red, yellow and blue, and then gelled my flashes in the background with the same colours. The painted panel was held in place high and far enough to block out the flash heads while still leaving the distant background visible. Lining this up on my own was a nightmare. Then I lit the front of the painting from below and shot all at once, no HDR, stitching or another photoshop tricks, other then brightening the lit background. The colour from the lights merged a bit, as I expected, so I really like that this actually worked out. The concept is, you start with the basic elements and it merges into something bright and beautiful.
"Acronym For Art"
A very simple idea, execution was also fairly simple. I've been playing with overhead projections as of late and thought it would work well in this case. The idea is a play off the word "acronym" and that in a sense what we describe as our studio practise can been used in that fashion to substitute for the word "art". The mind bubble and the words are projected onto the backdrop and the shadow is created from the light of the projector. Originally I was in the shot, but removed myself from the image in photoshop. The purple colour is created from a flash head I used to help expose the image better, in my research the colour purple is seen to represent inspiration. I like this image and idea.
"The Modern Struggle of Art"
This one might be a bit to dark for everyone, and is definitely a more surreal and abstract image then the other two. Again this uses projections and flashes with coloured gels, and a long exposer time. I don't really know what to say about this image, I just really love it. But again, this is more my style then one that really represents everyone.
Well that's all for now.
-Larry M. Holder