Face painting.

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

Face Painting

↑Leica M9 and Leica Noctilux @ f/0.95.

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!


  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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