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Sid Vicious by Bollin Millner

July 2024 - Sid Vicious

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Happy 4th of July!

I wanted to let you know that my solo show opened last Friday at Art Works in Richmond, Va. You can learn more about it and the other folks who are having shows currently at this link:

And here is my photo for the month, entitled "Sid Vicious"

24mm, f2.8, 1/800

I cropped it to be square, converted to B & W (really didn't like it in color), and then "solarized" it.
It was taken in front of the historic Byrd Theater in Richmond, Va, on Cary Street.

3 comments posted

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
Congratulations on your exhibit - I like the variety of topics and presentations.

Very interesting photo. It sent me to review that part of our collective musical history. I agree that presenting the photo in black and white is much more in character. And the solarizing technique adds that chilling eerie touch that is quite in sync with the subject. That's a new technique for me. You've used it before: how does it work, and is it part of Photoshop or . . . ?

I did notice what appears to be an errant white thread on the skirt.   Posted: 07/04/2024 22:52:55

Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Good catch Audrey. Thank you! Here is an updated version.   Posted: 07/05/2024 16:17:26
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Bollin Millner   Bollin Millner
Oh...and solarization was originally created by exposing a developing negative to light. The effect is mimicked by using the tone curve in lightroom. This article is helpful:

And by the way, I love All About of the best photo sites I've found. It highlights different artists and also talks about technical stuff.   Posted: 07/05/2024 16:21:49


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