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The Self Portrait Photography Experience (v.2)! Day 5 - Let Me Go. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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The Self Portrait Photography Experience (v.2)! Day 5 - Let Me Go.
Creepy Self Portrait

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Creepy Self PortraitIt's neat with all the texture.

Dear Mr. ShoeGazer,

Tag. You're IT.

-ABM

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alibee From: alibee Date: June 6th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
This reminds me of something from the video game Seventh Guest. There was a painting at the top of the stairs and when you clicked it, hands and a face pressed out of it.

Also, it reminds me of an image from a Gabriel Knight game:
abmann From: abmann Date: June 6th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup. Pretty sure the face pushing through fabric is classic creep/horror movie.
raging_journey From: raging_journey Date: June 6th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
wow, abm, i have been watching you over the past couple of months and watching what you are doing with your camera and I cannot tell you how impressed I am with you. You have this incredible talent and an eye. I hope to see you work displayed and properly appreciated by all.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 6th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Thanks!

Want a giant print of my creepy face for your wall. ;)
raging_journey From: raging_journey Date: June 6th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
whoo hoo hell yeah, of course it would need to be signed so I can say i knew you when :)
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 6th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
2 things:
1) that is SO SCARY
2) How'd ya pull it off? You look half-fish or all veiny or hellish. IT's out of a horror movie in the best possible way.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 6th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I give you a list! I made MANY edits.
  • Put remore flash unit at feet in bathtub.
  • Point fkash head at face.
  • Wrap head in shower curtain.
  • Take picture with flash at feet.
  • In photoshop, duplicate layer and set to multiply.
  • Take duplicated layer and paint out face lightly to lighten color.
  • Apply gaussian blur to duplicated layer.
  • Add curves layer to lighten hilights and darken shadows.
  • Duplicate background layer again and put on top of all layers.
  • Use high pass filter set to 30 to get extreme sharpening.
  • Set layer to hard light, 70% opacity and paint out edges so the sharpness drops off.
  • Duplicate background layer again and put on top of all layers.
  • Invert colors and increase brightness all the way on that layer.
  • Set to vivid light and mask out everything but the hilights.
  • Add organic texture you find online.
  • Up contrast and brightness to maximum.
  • Set layer to vivid light and opacity to 40%
  • Paint out nearly all of the texture so it is faint and subtle in shadows and stark in highlights.
  • Flatten image.
  • Use variations adjustment to tone the photo greenish yellow.
  • Add channel mixer monochrome blue channel layer, set opacity to 70%
  • Add maroon solid color layer set to color and opacity to 20%
  • Upload and scare your friends.
  • kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 6th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I submit this as evidence to anyone who ever said photography isn't work or isn't art.

    This is why I'm not a photographer, too. : D
    From: nightlikeariver Date: June 6th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    eep!!
    abmann From: abmann Date: June 6th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Boo!
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