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The Tea After Party by jaytablante The Tea After Party by jaytablante
Make-up: Noel Flores, Charlie Manapat, Nadia Bouhou
Styling: Mico Calma, Badj Genato
Art Direction and Final Artwork: Jay Tablante :iconjaytablante:, Angelo Lico
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro :iconlibogant:
Models: Alodia Gosiengfiao :iconblackmage9:, Ashley Gosiengfiao :iconorangeish:, Natalia Santiago, Faus Ongtengco, Maria Dolonius

The Alice in Wonderland cosplay shoots became popular when Tim Burton's rendition came out. I know I'm one of the last ones to jump into the bandwagon, but better late than never, right? So many have replicated the tea party scene, so I thought of having my own take at it.

This was done with one shot. :D The only thing we added in FA / Post-production were the graffiti and smoke.

Probably one of the hardest lighting formations I had to do. Took a total of fifteen (15) lights and three (3) hours of rigging them prior to the actual shoot. Brainstorming and prep time was two (2) weeks, sourcing the odd stuff you find in the set. The actual shoot didn't last for more than thirty (30) minutes.

A related piece to this is:


Would be posting a more technical DA Journal about how this was lit up after my talk in DPP's 4th Anniversary Unleashed in Fully Booked this coming weekend.
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:icontinorialperedhil:
TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Oh. My. Gosh. This is amazing.
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greenfoliageplant Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
that made my day :D thanks!
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:iconcphinx:
cphinx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
bos pa link sa blog ha? ^_^ luv this pic!!!
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:iconwarlock1291:
warlock1291 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
parah keren banget...
saya kira ini digital painting
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:iconwarlock1291:
warlock1291 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn cool :O
i thought that's digital painting

*sorry i thought u're indonesian xD
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:iconurhi:
urhi Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing >v<
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:iconpaintsandphotos:
paintsandphotos Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is pure Genius. *salute*
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:iconyuka-ri:
Yuka-Ri Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Awesome shoot! XD
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:iconmelfranz:
melfranz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! :)
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:iconnandamegumi:
nandamegumi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thanks jay~~~ Im done: [link]
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:iconnandamegumi:
nandamegumi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
May I draw this????
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sure. Just make sure there's a reference link back to this when you post online. Thanks.
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Photographer
Hi ...Dear jaytablante...!!!Merry Christmas:heart:
Your Fantastic Art work
The Tea After Party
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
[link]
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
i wish this was big enough to have as a wallpaper
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:iconsoketazo:
soketazo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it`s great work
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:iconturquoisecake:
Turquoisecake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just funny :XD:
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:icongwulfwud:
gwulfwud Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Galing boss...

I'll be adding this in my group's collection..

You can also join and contribute here as well.. EyeGasmic!
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:iconkalli20:
Kalli20 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow itīs just amazing O.o
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:iconmarcweiz:
MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Just an absolutely fabulous, surrealistic shot. One of the best images I've seen in dA in a while. Truly great work!
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:icongogenevieveart:
gogenevieveart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
hilarious! i love the mocking-ness hahaha
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:iconfuzzydeadthing:
fuzzydeadthing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Lovely, and refreshing break from all the traditional tea parties.
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:iconpaintbrushhgirl:
paintbrushhgirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
That is just amazing <3.
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:iconsaratheclown:
saratheclown Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I almost thought it was a painting at first, or digitally rendered! Amazing!
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:iconniccovalenzuela:
niccovalenzuela Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
how can I get in the DPP event?
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Visit DPP's forum website. Most of the details are there.
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:iconmaggifan:
maggifan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the photography is gorgeous! :flirty:
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VanDortLover Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
coool xD
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benjietiongco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Nice attempt. But I feel that it looks like a composite at first glance. If there's a way to make it more like a non-composite image, that would be great. But that's just me. See you on Saturday. BTW, saw your new watermark just now. Better than before I think.
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:iconh0er:
h0er Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Awesome!
By the way, do I notice Stella Artois? Even more awesome!
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
If Tactical Nuclear Penguins were just found in Manila... then that would've been the best. :D
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:iconh0er:
h0er Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
True that! :D.

I can't find 'em here too (Belgium).
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
At least you guys have Hoegaarden! :D
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:iconh0er:
h0er Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
True :D. And lots of other awesome beers too ;).
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doedyjepang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
very good bro..... :clap:
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Sound-of-Ink Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I love how all the little details are visible, but mingle together; like how the table is so polished all the reflections mix with the items on the table, allowing things to flow together. I like the graffitti/smoke additions; again, mixing things together without compromising each piece's individuality. Very surreal, very vivid.
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bagelwhore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student
trying to count all the lights was making my little brain go crazy (the reflections in the teacups and beer bottles do nothing to help, especially when trying to count all the lights in the back, hairlights, etc) but the description says 15 and I am amazed at the result - it's wonderful and seeing something like this done in one shot with such attention to lighting gives me hope for the world because there is such talent in photography out there! ^-^
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
After a photography talk I'm giving this weekend, I would be posting technical notes on how this was lit up and conceptualized. :D
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:iconjenzay:
Jenzay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Wow. Great job on this piece, but especially the lighting! The different light sources really give this a surreal feel. It feels like a photomanip, it's really confusing and amazing.
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:iconblackmaster16:
blackmaster16 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
what a wonderful piece of artwork!
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:iconvanillaenigma:
VanillaEnigma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow! The lighting is amazing! And it looks so surreal!
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:iconkongvmax:
kongvmax Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
now thats a tea party :D
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:iconstormygr:
stormygr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconanayabladewind:
AnayaBladewind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is a KILLER shot.. reminds me a bit of Lyndon Wade (:
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:iconlmy753:
LMY753 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Awesome! I love crazy and chaotic composition! :love:
Very well done! 8 DDD
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:iconavajingpretty:
avajingpretty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Photographer
dave hill fan here! :)
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
A humble attempt we did, doesn't come close to what he does though. :D
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avajingpretty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Photographer
i've been waiting for this photo since alodia posted the behind the scenes photo on her facebook... i really love this!
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
nice one
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:iconlegalyblind:
legalyblind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Very cool! adding to my favs!
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