Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA  

Behind bars by Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

January 2021 - Behind bars

January 2021 - Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA


January 2021 - Jen Fawkes, PPSA, SPSA

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About the Image(s)

Here's how I did it:
Image 1: Used the circular marquee tool to cut out the lens ring and put onto a black background. Blurred the edges a little to have this less defined.
Image 2: This is from a recent photoshoot. I've added a gradient from right to left and using a mask I have brought out the face so that her background was black to white.
I placed image #1 on top of image #2. I then used the rectangular marquee tool to cut out the strips,based on regular intervals, and then used the masking tool to delete them.
[Note my title choice Ian]

8 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I think that the idea of the portrait pictured on the camera lens is great, and works beautifully. I do feel that the barriers spoil the effect somewhat. Without the stripes, the title wouldn't work anymore, of course - Lenswoman, or Front of lens, might work. Everyone else will probably like it as is, but my thought is that less is more!   Posted: 01/04/2021 13:27:18

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I applaud your creativity. I don't think it even needs a title.
I would prefer to see more detail in the face though. It's too contrasty for my taste.   Posted: 01/08/2021 11:02:52

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I love this .........most creative ! But try doing it without the camera letters and also try it as a MONOCHROME....   Posted: 01/08/2021 13:04:52
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
I agree it actually works well in Mono. The original idea was to include the lens writing, and to remove it I have to go back to the start!!! I've moved on....   Posted: 01/17/2021 16:29:33
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I think this is a fantastic experiment. It reminds me of this surrealistic painting by René Magritte.   Posted: 01/09/2021 00:31:41
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Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Thanks Stephen, it does have a similarity in technique. And just when you think you think you might have something original   Posted: 01/17/2021 16:23:38

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
A super shot which immediately appealed to me. My only suggestion is that you should reduce the girl's profile so that it fits the glass of the lens.   Posted: 01/13/2021 05:36:28

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the overall concept but I also find the lettering to be distracting. In my revision I eliminated the lettering and also cropped much tighter.   Posted: 01/15/2021 08:39:43
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