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Two of Coins

Two of Coins

The problem with taking years to complete a project like my Tarot Deck is that as time goes on I realize how unhappy I am with some of the earlier shots. This means I have to redo them, which means that the project takes even longer to complete.

The old Two of Coins has been on my list to reshoot for a long time, but it wasn’t actually my intention to use Lizz for the reshoot. In fact I had her pegged for the four of staffs, which wasn’t done yet at all. But after we shot that, she ended up liking one of the dresses in my model closet a lot (I have a wardrobe full of outfits for shoots) and once she tried it on, I decided she a great look for this card. Once I had edited it, I really felt like this was totally the way to go. I’m glad I did. Of course now I have to shoot the four of staffs yet again, but I’m pretty sure its worth it.

4-3-09

Day 966 of 365 Again. Steph and I went to see Adventureland today, the second major Hollywood film I was in (actually, the first one I was in, but the other came out already). I was able to spot myself among the other extras rather easily this time. In one scene I’m a non-descript bokeh’d…

Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Rima contacted me about posing for the Tarot deck on Wednesday and we shot her on Thursday. It’s about the fatest turnaround I’ve ever done on a shoot, but it was another case of just trying to get a shoot in when both the model and I happened to have time.

I was quite happy to work with her, since through happenstance right now, the deck was very "caucasian." It’s been hard to find people of color for it. Especially women. I was hoping her complexion still comes across well in the B&W.

The big challenge here was representing "love" while only using one person so that it conceptually fit with the other twos in the deck.

Interpretation, comments and criticism welcome as always, and in fact encouraged.

Two of Staffs

Two of Staffs

Juri was nice enough to drive all the way to Pittsburgh from DC for the Tarot shoot and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Not only was she fun to shoot, but this was one of the easiest editing jobs I’ve ever had to do. She was pretty much perfect for the card and had the exact right look I wanted for a staff card and her skin was perfect for the staff effect.

Would love feedback as always.