Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Framed by Lipsticks  by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

November 2019 - Framed by Lipsticks

November 2019 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO


About the Image(s)

Framed by Lipsticks was created during Art Basel expo in Miami last year using a Nikon Df with the Nikkor lens 24-120 mm f/4 at 55 mm and with these settings: ISO 2500 (indoors and under artificial light) f/ 7.1 and 1/80 sec. The image was corrected for white balance and cropped. This image is of one of the most crazy art set ups I have seen. This was a mirror on the wall with several hands holding lipsticks painted on the glass. I stood in an angle where I was able to see the people reflected in the mirror and created several images of different persons. I liked this one since there is an unblocked woman in the center and the rest of the people in the frame are covered by the hands so there is no additional persons of interest. I am including a second image whre you can see what part of the presentation looked like. Yes, the sink is filled by spaghetti. In the other side of the room there was a bed with spaghetti on top of the bedspread. Many other items.

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7 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Wow, you certainly must have had an interesting time at that art exhibit. I think you found a great photo opportunity to shoot into that mirror, building on the art show to create something extra.
The woman in the mirror is a little dim, because most mirrors have noticeably less than 100% reflectance. But perhaps that works well to differentiate her from the painted hands.
See my image last month in Group 32, where I also shot into a circular mirror.   Posted: 11/01/2019 17:38:26

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
Interesting as always.
The framing and colors are attractive and eye-catching, and woman presence created a nice story there.
The only comment is the blurry corners.
Nice work.   Posted: 11/13/2019 04:28:03

Isaac, this is one of my favorite images of yours. I really love how everything is layered. The image makes the viewer do a "double-take." I also love how you singled out one woman to be the center of attention. I think her polka dot shirt adds to the art exhibit. Good idea to shoot the mirror at an angle to get the reflections. Great picture overall.   Posted: 11/14/2019 18:25:03

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Indeed a great shot. The use of the mirror makes that there multiple layers in the picture. Nice crop in the square format.   Posted: 11/15/2019 02:27:30

Our group has submitted wow factor images this month and here we have a great one. I'm curious, would the image benefit a square crop? Perhaps angle of shot prohibits a balanced square crop. I love it!   Posted: 11/15/2019 15:15:18

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Isaac, bathroom chaos, yet you were able to organize the elements to provide the viewer with a well defined subject within a circular frame. Lipsticks all point to the lady who is in focus. Difficult conditions for the photographer, and I also like the blank wall behind the lady which provides a resting place for the eye.   Posted: 11/17/2019 17:06:17

Jim Mayo   Jim Mayo
Interesting choice of subject to be framed. The lady looks very monochromatic with no glamour. The lipstick holders seem to be offering her color and glamour. You could make a circular crop to eliminate the distracting elements.   Posted: 11/26/2019 20:06:54