About [Framed]: We decided to create a show. A free, weekly broadcast that captivates as well as educates.
Every week we will bring different photographic talents to you that will share a piece of their wisdom, their work, their process, and their art.
In this episode: extreme sports!
We brought back one photographer from each of our challenge episodes to bring you the Season 2 Finale Challenge! First, there’s beauty, commercial and lifestyle photographer, John Galfano from Seattle. Next, the experimental makeup artist and photographer, Kel-Z from Salt Lake City. And finally, the beauty, portrait and boudoir photographer, Craig Lamere, from Blackfoot.
Three different photographers, with three different strengths, bringing three different styles to the table. Each of them didn’t know what to expect with this surprise photoshoot but were most definitely up for the challenge.
Now here’s how it works. The votes will come partly from you, the viewers, partly from an artist guest judge, and partly from an Extreme Sports expert as well.
So do your part! Submit your vote for your favorite photographer and images by clicking on the “Vote Favorite” button. Votes will close Nov. 7th!
I’ve been working on a personal photography project over the last 18 months called The Rollerblading Project. I’ve been mostly documenting the Detroit rollerblading scene but have also covered a 13 day rollerblading road trip to Toronto, Rochester, NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh and have covered a few trips to Ohio as well.
The idea was to photograph rollerblading in a way that was different from the cliches and to show more of the lifestyle and fine art aspect of rollerblading.
I did give myself 3 rules: no flash, no wide angle or fisheye lenses and nothing is staged or set up. I never asked someone to do a trick again, or tell them what to skate. I wanted this to be from a purely documentary viewpoint and I focused more on chill street sessions and the environment rather than the biggest / best tricks.
Anyway, I’m nearing the end of my project and would like to hold a gallery show in Detroit this winter to expose the general public to rollerblading as a lifestyle and as art, and to thank all the people who participated in the project.
The goal is to hold the show during Bittercold Showdown this year (on the Friday before, so no one misses any of the competition). I think it would be amazing to see rollerblading showcased in the art world and open to the general public and I want you everyone to have a chance to see it in person if they’ll be in town for the comp.
Here’s a little behind the scenes for one of the advertisements I shot last year. I am not going to go into details about how I achieve the effect I do.
Sorry. But I’ll give you a look at a before and after to the photoshop workflow. The idea behind it, is to basically without altering the action of the skater.
Remove all and any distractions that may take away from viewing this action more clearly. I basically want the images to be what I see in my mind when I shoot them, and I never remember seeing the rubbish, signage or that stranger that walked by at the wrong time. [...]