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Snow Angel - v2

This is part of the David LaChapelle inspired photographs we were set as a project in class.

I have ever so slightly modified the hue/saturation and the brightness/contrast as well as adding a more snowy ‘dreamy’ ethereal effect to the photos. The actual composition of the photographs has remained unchanged. They were taken digitally.

Charles, my model, can be seen demonstrating the angel effect. Before taking the snapshots, with the snowstorm hitting hard, he was asked to lie down, and flap his legs and arms and move his head. This would create the desired effect I was after. I got him to wear my scarf and gloves to make him look less formal than he was already perceived to be in his suit. Perhaps the shot isn’t as perfect as they could be, as is always the case I feel with David LaChapelle’s creations but time constraints and lack of snow falling this year has left me with little choice.

I still am extremely satisfied with the result but what I would have ideally like to have made sure was that the areas defined for the wings, halo etc. were completely green. With the snow coming down hard and fast and Charles becoming ever increasingly cold, I had to opt to taking the photos as opposed to only taking a few photos in the event the snapshots not being to my personal taste.

The first photograph is perhaps the better of the one’s taken because it accurately shows my idea into a single frame. The other 3 photographs are viewing the same composition from varying focal and angle points. I wanted to investigate whether the viewpoint would vary the piece, trying to see if it would invoke or arouse any other emotions within the viewer like David is capable of doing so.
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Image size
2592x1944px 919.45 KB
Konica Digital Camera KD-510Z
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 4, 2005, 10:30:27 AM
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QualityChoices's avatar
your model is quite good looking if I may say :]
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valleyelf's avatar
Lol, you are a true Chigwell Art student :) we all had to go through LaChapelle and Moore.