Sunday, February 19, 2012

Photo of the day: St. Nick

St. Nick by The Bacher Family
St. Nick, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

Photographing in the home and studio of an artist is a lot of fun. The artist in this case is Chris Bivins, a good friend and one of the most creative people I know. The challenge as a photographer, of course, is to capture not only the artistry of the work, but also the artistic style, while also expressing your own creativity in the image. Chris's style is whimsical with an undercurrent of macabre, unique but similar to the style of the filmmaker Tim Burton. I composed this image off-center in an attempt to mirror that sense of being a little bit off center of normal in Chris's art, with a narrow depth of field to make the sculpture stand out from the odd and unidentified shapes in the background.

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