Padmé

Today I reshoot an image that has always been special to me.
One of those images you remember.
That stick with you.
A transformational one.

Low Key.

When I first shot Padmé in November 2012 and posted the shot on IG as the Phantom of the Opera, it was the first of a series of really close up low key portraits. I remember discovering the technique of low key photography on a youtube video I was looking at, and I had to try it on my little friends.
And Padmé was the first.

The Phantom of The Opera

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When I was looking for inspiration this morning for this weeks word at SiP, my eye fell on little Padmé and I knew I wanted to see if I could reshoot her portrait.

A technical challenge combined with a creative one.

Inner Monologue.

The whole reasoning on how I got to her you can read on the SiP blog. I left out the inner monologue on the sad events in Syria and the troubled times we are living in, although the dark red of her grandson may have a not so subtle influence on the image, after all.

I must say I am not unhappy with the results.

For sure, I will evolve.
Grow stronger and become better.
And maybe in six years time, I have to do a reshoot of Padmé.

Maybe.

For now, I need to get some football pictures edited.
The season has started.

O’Kay

Every year we have a little photo project running during our summer holidays and this year is no different. We had a new friend joining us in our little adventure. A security droid with attitude, listening to the name of Kay. I talked about him in that other famous blog of note (joke intended).

Kay waiting at the steps to join the crew at the ferry to Kiel.

A droid with attitude that will make a prominent place in this year’s coffee table book.

Kay taking selfies in the Colosseum … one of the many places we visited this summer …
Enjoying the evening cool of the city …

A droid that socialized pretty well after being hand painted by our chief builder and master painter Birk. Maybe he socialized a little bit too well …

Our little droid took the cider serious on day one … a true new hope …
And demanded his own little Espresso on the Piazza of Turin.
Kay taking pictures of tourists …

Okay Kay.

You are a true family member …