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Warpaint V.

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this photoshoot is named as a tribute to

Photo / Retouch / Digital drawings: Michal Fogke Huštaty / photography (official)
Art Director: David Benedek
Hair / Make-up artist: Zuzana Alex Puchríková
Accessiories / Styling: Kristína Kvassay (MonarQ)
Models: Ibolya T., Lenka R., Martin P. (exit model management), David B.
Clothes: Zara , H&M , Stradivarius
Original paintings: Dominika Žáková

Special thanks: Jarmila Brezinová a Martin Koleno
Image details
Image size
1200x800px 410.49 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2014, 12:00:34 PM
Sensor Size
© 2014 - 2021 fogke
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Halexandre's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

It's an interesting concept tied up together by the combined use of photographic dessaturation and hyper saturated tones in post-production. There's a nice balance to what's real and what's not, in a way that we second guess if any of it is "real" or if it's all a painting.
Kudos for the location, makeup and wardrobe. The light tones all around mesh with the fair skins and help turning the photo into a(n almost literal) blank canvas to paint on in post production. The exception is the nail polish, which is the single photographic element in vivd colors. There's a little distortion on the color edges of the liquified circles, something that maybe should have been given more technical attention to, though.
It's also worth noting that there's freshness in this series, since the current fashion is taking dark, saturated photographs to use with clear type. These ones go the other way around, being perfect to use with vibrant tones, something more often seen in web and software design.
The way the models are arranged in the composition and their body posture seems to tell a story of heartbreak and unrequited love — specially since they all have their arms crossed in front of their bodies, a defensive posture. I particularly like how the lady is the only one trying to establish contact with the audience, albeit it's unfathomable if such is out of confidence or seeking help (I'd put my money on the latter). One thing, though: the sleeve tattoo seems out of place in this light environment.
fogke's avatar
thank you so much for really beutifull comment. I am really glad for this, made my day in good way :hug:
Halexandre's avatar
Your photography has always been a beacon of talent/taste/competence around here.
So you're welcome. It's no hard work at all to praise great things.
ulyce's avatar
Interesting post-process, finally something fresh to look at