Having a look back through old photos today, specifically those that I believed at the time to be cutting edge creative. A little grain here, a little high key there and presto. It's funny to see them now, with all their flaws and over processing, but they still make me smile knowing I liked them at the time. While this feels akin to showing old bad perm photos, I'm game.
(As tempting as it was to try to redeem these, I'm showing them in their original glory.)
Here you have March 2002. The boys were actually at the beach. There was sand..and waves. It's amazing what one can do with a white paintbrush and vision.
Moving on to 2004...a very tinted, slightly blurry Mason. Throw in a grunge border and voila, insta-creativity. Loved this back in the day, I did.
Here comes the high key again..and you can't go wrong with a tight crop, right?
I actually don't mind this one of Luca, back when I didn't have a remote clue how to get sunflare so no doubt this was a happy accident.
This one is from my first ever shoot with someone I didn't know...a real client. I was beyond nervous, I remember not shutting up for 2 hours straight in complete fit of Fake It Till You Make It approach. I obviously had a lot of enthusiasm for the good old Teeth Whiten action.
It wasn't all bad - I'd obviously realised by this stage that leaving the background in was sometimes a good thing.
So there you have it..a rundown of When Photoshop Attacks. As per Frans wise suggestion, I'm going to double dare all of you to open your dodgy PS vaults and tell all.
In an attempt to reduce the guilt factor that comes with my Inbox, I'm going to do a Q&A day here once a month, starting today..I get lots of interesting questions via email, some photography related and some not and don't always have time to answer all of them.. I then end up feeling awful and neglectful. So, if there is something you've asked and I've missed or something you're wanting to ask - no matter how obscure, go right ahead and ask in comments, I will do a new post during the week with answers :)