Marilyn Ross  


Tattoo Man by Marilyn Ross

November 2021 - Tattoo Man

About the Image(s)

Taken 2021 at a street venue. Cropped and enhanced in PSCC


12 comments posted




Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is an extraordinary shot. It is a rare portrait of style, attitude, and raw sexuality. Aside from your subject's physique and tattoos, he is a walking display of accoutrements that display his style.
It's too bad you don't have more eye contact with him in this portrait, but I am sure this was as good as you could get, and it's very good.
Please tell us more about how you came to take it. Was it a grab shot unknown to your subject, or did this man agree to pose for you?   Posted: 11/09/2021 22:40:13



Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Thank you Stephen for your kind comment. It was taken as a street scene at Fat Village in Miami Beach. The man did not know I took his photo. Cropped out the cars surrounding him. And yes I wish there was more eye contact.   Posted: 11/10/2021 07:57:17



Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Modern Man! Tatoos everywhere we can see, cell phone, watches. backpack, bun, gold chain. Not sure what is in his mouth, but it seems to go with his on-display persona. It looks to me that you may be using selective color, as the background appears B&W. If so, for this image it is effective. Very sharp subject and blurred background also effective at bringing out your subject. Well thought out image with impact. I just added auto tone in LR to bring him forward more.   Posted: 11/21/2021 14:29:24
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Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
I use pscc. what is auto tone in LR. Do I have it in ps.   Posted: 11/23/2021 18:42:56
Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Looked up auto tone in LR. It is the same as Auto in PS CRA. I did that initially. But I guess it needed more. Thanks.   Posted: 11/24/2021 07:44:02
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Thank you, Marilyn. Yes, ACR and LR are mostly identical as far as processing images. The AUTO button and profiles are a good starting point for most images. I usually start in LR then take it into PS for local adjustments. I hope that if you are using CC that you have added the latest upgrades, which not only fixed some processing issues, but also added a lot of new AI features I find incredible, including masking in ACR/LR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NP33FbmfiA
I think Luminar is changing processing forever. Adobe is keeping up.
I don't think your subject HAS to be brought more forward, just an option. Our visions must be our own. You already have a strong image.   Posted: 11/24/2021 11:09:20



Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very strong subject with the full body of tatoos, however, I detest tatoos of any kind....I would liked to have had all of his right arm and hand in the scene, but, that might not have been possible...Photographically it is well done, even if the subject matter is offensive....   Posted: 11/23/2021 22:24:00
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Tats have become a rage again and have been around for thousands of years. He reminds me of Queequeg. Pain can be addictive, I guess. Not for me.   Posted: 11/24/2021 11:30:55
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
And I guess now is not an age of understated style.   Posted: 11/24/2021 16:00:53
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
You mean purple hair isn't understated? Are we getting old in PSA or what!   Posted: 11/24/2021 16:13:43
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Haha. Gotta love the difference. Makes us look at ourselves, as you suggest.   Posted: 11/24/2021 16:54:40
Brian Magor   Brian Magor
We go most days to the local swimming pool in a vain attempt to get fit. What we find amazing is the number of folk with tattoos - some of them in very strange places. One sees a lot of folk in swimming pools and changing rooms - all sorts of bits and pieces not normally on show. Not for us, but it does not offend us, as such - just a feeling - gosh I wouldn't do that - I wonder if it hurt - where on earth does that tattoo actually end?   Posted: 11/25/2021 14:21:40



 

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