Archives for Portrait

Spring Break Session

I posted this on Facebook a while back, but realized I never actually put it on the blog. For those of you who don’t do Facebook, I thought you might enjoy these images! **** Over spring break, I had a chance to photograph three of my favorite models: Sami, Gusi and Addie. We ran through a bunch of different looks, but these were my favorites: I loved the retro look of this outfit, so we we went with an antique-looking portrait. The soft grain really gives it a timeless look. For Addie, we went the opposite direction. This super-high contrast image really brought out her eyes. I played with a few different colors, then settled on a blue tint. I was thrilled with how it turned out. Sami’s portrait was somewhere in between. It has a little bit of an old-school look to it, but it is also very contrasty and processed. I loved the dark, moody feel we ended up with. Who could ask for three better models!!???
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Kicks on Route 66

Heather and I just returned from a wonderful weekend in Albuquerque – figured it was a great time to catch up on the blog. I was speaking and judging at the New Mexico Professional Photographers convention, so we arrived a day early to see the sites. We ended up in Old Town and happened upon a fundraiser book signing. Four of the Navajo “Code Talkers” from WWII were setup in this gift shop, meeting with people and signing books. How lucky were we to stumble onto this? We bought one of the books and stood in line to talk to them. They really had some incredible stories. After our day of shopping and eating all day – it was off to the convention. Everything took place at the Route 66 Casino – just outside of Albuquerque. What a fun place to have a convention!! I did a program on Print Competition Saturday night, judged the print competition on Sunday morning – then did a program on Sunday afternoon. I’m sure by Sunday afternoon everyone was quite tired of hearing my voice! I got to see a lot of fabulous images and was lucky enough to be on a panel with
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Rebecca Boatman, Artist

Finally…. the second installment of the “Portrait of an Artist” series. I’ve fallen behind a bit on these, but I’ll catch up – I promise. **** I met Rebecca several years ago when I took her Art Appreciation class. In addition to teaching college art classes, I knew she also created and sold her own art. I knew she would be a great addition to the Project. My original plan was to create an image of her creating at her pottery wheel. There was great light in the room and it was a joy to shoot in there. After I had created a few images of her working (and after I thought I had created the image I wanted) – she asked if I would photograph a couple of items for her. She brought out these very cool statues she was creating for an upcoming exhibit and I knew that THIS was going to be the shot. She sat down behind one of them and started working on it and the whole shot just fell into place. I added some texture and worked it over in Photoshop a little bit and voila – the final image. I loved the interplay
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Tennessee Images

Never got around to posting these shots from my recent trip to Tennessee. The whole family travelled to Nashville for Imaging USA – the national convention for Professional Photographers of America. We got a shot of Deano standing next to my print of him flying a kite, then Heather got one of me posed with my Loan Collection print. After I received my Craftsman degree, we went out to dinner. Heather took this picture while we were waiting out on the porch of the restaurant.
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Favorite Forty

Well, it is official….. the results of the Favorite Forty Poll are in and the winner is – “Week 3: The Piano.” Week three won by a very narrow margin (1 %) over Week 5 (Trapped in the Computer). Thanks to everyone who voted. Also, if you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to check out the 4040 book on Blurb: The 40@Forty Project Book
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The 40@Forty Book

Well, it took me a while, but I finally managed to compile all the 4040 images into a book. After putting so much time into the project, I wanted something to remember it by – so I created a book of the images. It contains all 40 of the self-portraits, along with several of the rejected portraits that I created, but didn’t use. You can also read the story behind each week’s image and see what I was trying to accomplish with that portrait. The Fellow Forty portraits are also included. For you technical folks, I’ve even included basic exposure information for all the images. It’s a pretty cool collection – if I do say so myself. Even though the book was originally created just for me – I figured I may as well open it up to everyone else, in case they are interested. I’m including a link to the bookstore where you can purchase the book. If you get one – be sure to email and let me know what you think!    The 40@Forty P… One Man’s Photogra… By Larry Lourcey Book Preview
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Colorado

Just got back from a fun weekend in Denver. I was speaking to the Professional Photographers of Colorado in Denver. What a great group of photographers! We talked about everything from running the home studio to participating in print competition. The only bad part of the weekend was watching my beloved Cowboys get destroyed by the Vikings – but hey, you can’t have everything!
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Portrait of an Artist

Jim Frederick, Artist I decided to kick of my Portrait Of The Artist series with a man I met at an art show last year. Jim’s work includes a wide range of styles, but I particularly liked his paintings that were dizzying combinations of vivid colors. My concept was to illustrate the artist as he is about to create. He sits in front of a blank canvas with the art inside his head – ready to be transfered to the canvas. I was thrilled with how it turned out and think it will be an excellent start to my series.
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