Saturday, October 30, 2010

Study for Future Project

I shot some study images for a project I want to do in the near future. I don't know exactly where I want to go with it - thus the figure study - but I know I am aiming for sort of a book cover feel.

High Guard DS3_8354
High guard

In my mind I have some bodies in mind for the real project though I have not spoken to them yet. I want to clarify my ideas. I think this study will get me closer, and give me something to show by way of example.

Low Guard DS3_8351
Low guard

I have two visions for this project, or three really. One is to use a muscular male, another is to use a lithe, cut female. The third is to do a composite with both of them.

Left Hand Knife DS3_8353
Left-hand Knife

Ideally, if I do the composite, I'd want the male in one of the low stances and the female in a leaping pose. Simple enough to do the shots separately and merge them for the final image. Costuming would be minimal, and ideally skin tight. [Costumers feel free to chime in!]


  1. Costumes: time period or genre? or covering what body parts society states we should cover? Colors? what's the rest of the story? Could have fun w/ color and flat decoration on the pants and woman's costume top. Could have fun w/ some flowing fabric with a fan blowing. Could have fun w/ makeup and hair blowing from a fan. I may be interested in assisting w/ ideas & costuming. h

  2. Depending on what you're aiming for, I think keeping the costuming very minimalist adds to the starkness of "balancing on the edge between attack and defend", if that makes sense.

  3. Positioning of the weapons is key, edges out on the single edge stuff. Holding the proper way or theatrical way are sometimes very far apart how feet are planted, body poise all important. I would love to consult or help out let me know!
    Katz 8)


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