The Blurred Employee

By: Gustav Hoiland

Aug 13 2010

Category: portrait

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Focal Length:52mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Spaghetti Milk

To heck with asking friends to pose! (see yesterday’s post) Sometimes you just gotta up and shoot. Setting the mood by shooting a ton in the general vicinity certainly helps/people get used to it, so long as you’re cool ’bout it, which is an art in and of itself.

Notice how the lines created where the wall touches ceiling keep the eye focused on that cute mop. Incredible how the right angle can transform plain’ol apartment interior architecture into very important elements in a photo.

The color’s most pleasant, that grey shirt on the beige walls with the slightly warmer skin tone. The hair matches the blurred employee sign hanging in the background.

And then there’s some more lines darting about, the wrinkles in the shirt, the luminance of his face versus the shadowed neck and how that makes him ever so slightly more friendly.


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