A journey into the 1920s

by Sharon Burrell June. 15, 2019 615 views

I was hoping to do my second shoot for my "Seasons and Skylines" series this week, but the weather here in the UK has been HORRENDOUS. So given I was desk-bound I started familiarising myself with some of the Photoshop filter options, and decided to spend a couple of hours playing with this image from my Travel Photographer of the Year workshop:

I wish I'd researched more about her when taking the shot, this was literally just a five minute point and shoot session in the workshop before the main exercise.  I think the square is called Fountain, Shad Thames.  It's right next to Tower Bridge.

I wish I'd researched more about her when taking the shot, this was literally just a five minute point and shoot session in the workshop before the main exercise. I think the square is called Fountain, Shad Thames. It's right next to Tower Bridge.

There was something very appealing to me about this image even in its raw state but I couldn't put my finger on it. I started with some pop art kind of filters / collages, because that was on my mind from another project I'm working on at the moment:

This filter is Neon Glow, makes me think of 1980s pop videos

This filter is Neon Glow, makes me think of 1980s pop videos

And then I literally ran through all of the filters just to see. Don't worry, I'm not going to share them all!

Bas Relief filter, takes her back a few centuries!

Bas Relief filter, takes her back a few centuries!

But why was I so drawn to this image in the first place? Then it hit me - she's an echo of the amazing work of Lee Miller / Man Ray in the 1920s and 1930s. So what better treatment to give her than a little solarization!

The filter is called Solarize and she looks so like Lee Miller here that this is where I decided to stop playing in Photoshop and go look at Lee Miller / Man Ray photographs instead for some more inspiration from the past.

The filter is called Solarize and she looks so like Lee Miller here that this is where I decided to stop playing in Photoshop and go look at Lee Miller / Man Ray photographs instead for some more inspiration from the past.

Join the conversation
2
There are 2 comments , add yours!
Antonio Gil 5 months, 1 week ago

#3 for me smile

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Sharon Burrell Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months, 1 week ago

👍🏻😁

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com