Tommy Outlined

by David Brennan October. 31, 2018 286 views

I’ve been having a bit of a play today. While the changes to the garage are waiting, I fancied using some of the kit sitting around to light up a product.

My dad bought himself a “Tommy” a couple of weeks ago and I instantly saw a possibility. The “Tommy” is a 10”/25cm high Perspex figure of a World War One soldier and commemorates the centenary of the end of the 1914-1918 war and those who lost their lives. It was created for “There But Not There”, which is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity “Remembered”. With it being made from Perspex I knew it would be possible to light just the edges.

Using a pop-up light cube with a black interior, I lit it from above, turning the figure slightly to showmore of the edges.

“Tommy”

“Tommy”

I also had a little play with the image in Photoshop and coloured it red to symbolise the blood shed.

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