"Danger Close" 2017.
Part of my Personal "Surrealistic Pillow" Project
About “Danger Close”
Though this image is part of the “Surrealistic Pillow” project, I approached this image in a different way than usual. This image did not come in a dream, but rather an idea I had in my head for a while.
My wife and myself recently had to deal with some life threatening medical issues.
With such a life changing danger looming ahead of us, I was amazed to observe her resolve and positivity.
After a long week of being in the dark and in limbo- the day we were to find out what the test results were, I decided we should go ahead and do this photoshoot. I find that art helps, sometimes, to deal with life when it gets rough.
Depicting a couple living at a fallout shelter, a far away explosion detonates in the distance.
The man cowers and shields his eyes from the danger. The woman does not shy away, she has binoculars and resolve- she wants to get a better a look of what’s to come.
We got word the following day that she was all cleared- false alarm. This image remains as a reminder to the what was probably the longest week of my life.
Shot on Portra 400 Film, Using a Mamiya RZ67 proii with a 110mm lens.
Lighting with a mixture of gelled speedlights and godox ad360, triggered with pocketwizards
Film Developed at Panda , Scanned using an Epson v850 , Silverfast.
Post processing color correction with photoshop.
Shot near an abandoned Fallout Shelter.
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Shot on FILM EMULSION using an RZ67 Proii ,110mm Sekor Lens, Portra 400.
A mix of gelled Speedlights and Godox ad360 lights triggered by Pocketwizards and godox triggers.