These pictures are made by snapping women in the street with my phone, then working from the photos to paint a composite image on a A1 sheet of paper. The painting was done over a period of a couple of hours.
As I’ve just offered this idea to a potential client (painting their customers), I thought I’d better try it out and make sure it works.
I’m quite pleased with the results, and I’ve noted a few ways the whole thing could be easier, so it was worth doing a trial run.
Thank you – and sorry – if I photographed you yesterday! When I looked closely at the photographs, it did look like plenty of the subjects were looking straight at me, doubtless wondering what this strange person was doing pointing her phone at them.
Luckily, if the actual project goes ahead, I’ll be photographing people with their consent, and in a controlled environment.
And if it doesn’t? Eh, well… it’s all practice.
12 thoughts on “Women of Lewes and Brighton”
I love these – they’re amazing!
Thanks a lot!
That is a really great technique idea. Picture looks awesome. I hope your client goes for it.
I like how you’ve got so much movement in each individual person – there’s plenty to engage the viewer :)
Cheers! I guess it comes from taking the photos on the street. I will have to come back to this technique!
Great work and I like the way you have shared the method. Street photography is difficult enough on its own, because of the dynamism in it. Using a mobile phone is one of less intrusive methods.
Thanks! Yes, I guess when I’m looking at my phone I could be texting or checking a map or anything… although there is definitely a certain way I hold it, even if taking a quick snap. I will have to work on that!
These are just lovely and I love that you captured the images on the street too – they feel very real. A beautiful choice of colours too :)
Thank you! Yep, I think the restricted palette helps tie it up.
I like this approach. Nicely done.
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