Voodoo, The Progress

I don’t really know where to start on this one. I got some questions on how I made my last post and how long it took in photoshop, I didn’t really keep a timer on it, but I think I spent around 20-30 hours all in all, to make all the pictures that I posted in last weeks post. Then I guess one has to add the 4 hour photo shoot on that.

The items and textures added on with the magic of photoshop, are my own pictures, creative commons and from other collections.

For everything else, me and Nasime saved and found random stuff that we thought would fit into the shoot. Like old cans, jars, candles, plants and other stuff.

 

So here you go, a little behind the photoshop scene!

If you haven’t seen the post from last week’s, check it out, might make more sense if you look at that one first.

 

http://www.alexisholm.com/voodoo-queen/

 

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In all honesty, with a little order and text you can come a long way. It’s easy to get lost in all the layers once you get started. Just naming some of the layers saves you a lot of time, and I mean A LOT of time. I learnt that the hard way.

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November Voodoo

I finally get to show you the best part of when great minds think alike!  Me and Nasime have for a reallllyyy long time been talking about having a “Modern Voodoo Photoshoot”. Both of us being on a low budget, we finally pulled it off, low budget and everything!

Saving old cans, jars, wood and loads of other stuff. Used tinfoil taped on styrofoam as reflectors, and with a little good and random help from Sarah, some serious magic in photoshop. I’m proud to present “The November Voodoo Shoot”.

I think I spent a good 25-30 hours in photoshop all together Geeeeeezzz, BUT I loved every single minute of it! (But more on that in next weeks post, if you wanna know a little bit more on the behind the scenes, make sure to peek in next week, I’ll do a before and after.)

How about a little like or a share on this one!

Enjoy!

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Make sure to check out Nasime, and Sarah on instagram!

Nasime: https://instagram.com/fkanassekladd/

Sarah: https://instagram.com/sauah/

And once again a big thank you and nice working with you! ;D

a little behind the scenes!

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//Alexis Holm

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Cars, Cars and more Cars!

Geeez this post is up late! But it’s still a weekday, som I’m still kinda on time. Sooo I made me some cars, why? Well I don’t really know, it was fun? Something I do know is that Back to the future celebrated it’s 30th anniversary and in honor of that I made two DeLoreans, one modern pink and the other old school grey. Oh yeah!

 

 

Hope you like it!

 

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Overexposed

 

 

This is going to be a really short project post. Well not a project post more like a work in progress test post.  I recently started to look for old portraits, wanted to try working an overexposed look with a lot of contrast. Nothing much really, still working on it.

oh and yeah, I might have some good stuff coming upp this month on the blog, Small projects I’ve started, and maybe if I’m lucky some photos from Norway and Denmark. Fingers crossed.

 

Have a good one and enjoy the portraits!

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The Patterns

Been working on repetitive patterns in photoshop this week, Added som fabric textures and grain to make it a little more interesting. I had an idea of printing stuff I like on fabric, watched some clips on youtube, Not really sure if i would want to walk around with these prints and patterns, but I had a fun time working with this post.

 

Hope you like it!

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Wearable Food

I still have a food thing going on here on the blog, can’t really help it. Started this project last friday/saturday, didn’t really turn out as expected but then again it never does. My little studio still smell of chickpeas, glue and beans. So here we go, a little beans, sesame seeds, chickpeas and coffee  jewellery for everyone.

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behind the scenes

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The diapositive project

It’s after christmas now, that means that I finally can share one of the longest and sneakiest christmas project I’ve done so far. 2,5 months of dealing  with white lies, borrowing scanning equipment and hours retouching, noise, scratch and damage removal from almost 100 diapositives or in other words slides. Designing and developing you name it, I’ve done it!

It started with my Auntie talking about all the slides they had in the basement, we brought some up and her husband started talking about the pictures, looking at them trough the projector on a white sheet that was hung over the bookcase. I saw some funny pictures of dad, think he was about my age, and asked if I could borrow some of the pictures, so I could “show dad”. Little by little I started “borrowing” more slides, scanning them, give them back.

So here we go, let me present a mix of the pictures that got printed in the book, before and after, work in progress during the time and much more.

 

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and a short little klipp

 

I’d like to thank the people who lent me equipment and lending me a last minute hand removing some dust particles when my hand cramped up haha, you know who you are! So If you have any old photos you want restored, give me a call and I’ll give it a try!

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Shooting With Colors

Shooting With Colors – photoshoot collaboration project

As I mentioned last week I had the awesome opportunity to work with some amazing people. For the second photoshoot (last weekend) I Worked with my amazing friend/model Nasime Brown and the talented makeup artist Patricia Kara. Also got to work with Emmanuel Junglander who took the time to set up his black magic camera, and filmed some of the behind the scenes from the shoot!

So this time I brushed up on my 2 and 3 point lighting, using lifx bulbs – The lightbulb reinvented, and the smartest Wifi light bulb I’ve seen.

Here are some pics from the shoot! Make sure to check out Nasime, Patricia and Emmanuel on Instagram/websites, If you wanna know more about them. I’m gonna post the links further down!

Enjoy!

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Make-up artist: Patricia Kara, Instagram: mejkmyday

Model: Nasime Brown, Instagram: nassekladd

Videographer: Emmanuel Junglander, Instagram: hittabensin, Vimeo: junglander, Website: http://www.iomotiondesign.com

Shooting with Colors – BTS from Emmanuel Junglander on Vimeo.

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Hollywood Portraits

Geez this past weekend has been freaking crazy awesome. Had two of my oldest and dearest friends come down and visit me, can barely remember last time we saw each other. We had been talking about having a photoshoot and I’ve always wanted to try to make old Hollywood portraits with modern people. So I gave it a shot!

Must give a shoutout to my honeys/models Hanna T. and Lendsy G.. You dammmmmn fine! My pictures would literally be nothing without you xD. It has been a pleasure working with you!

So here yah go, the first photoshoot from this weekend!

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Little Big People

 

framesA few weeks ago I was roaming around on the internet looking for inspiration for this project. I knew I wanted to work with people and also brush up on retouching and photo manipulation.

Came across an amazing post on Behance by Photographer Quentin Curtat and High-end freelance retoucher Cristian Girotto, that got me thinking. So I decided on trying to make something similar but older, more rough around the edges with a little twist.

Hope you like it!

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Original photos:

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Special thanks to my beautiful friends and family for taking the time to help me with the “Little Big People Project”.

 

//Alexis Holm

 

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