Face painting.

One of the most complicated and nuanced images I’ve ever processed.

Face Painting

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

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5 thoughts on “Face painting.

  1. andygemmell says:

    Curious now Peter…..what were some of the implications?

    This little girl certainly has an air of intensity about her in this image with those eyes!

  2. Mark says:

    I think it was worth the effort. The lighting looks complex, but the focus and eyes are absolutely perfect. And the way the photo is framed by the artist’s dark hair–outstanding!

    -M.

  3. Cindy says:

    Magical result of your efforts!

  4. Prosophos says:

    Thank you Andrew, Mark, and Cindy.

    Andrew, this one required a lot of effort for several reasons. One example: think “textures” (some that required aggressive treatment, some that needed careful restraint, and still others that were not touched at all). The original shot had the requisite magic I look for, but it was a “diamond in the rough” and needed to be coaxed out. The mixed lighting didn’t help either.

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