Automatic crystal remote control (Shadow Self feat. Arttu Karppanen)



Hello, my dearest readers! 


My friend Arttu Karppanen (Click to like his new FB site!) is seeking to get to study photography. He asked me to model for one of the pre-tasks. This was his very first time instructing a model and he did well. :) He wanted two different kind of pictures that had some kind of a bond. So, during one day we shot a "fine business lady" and a "drug addict", both of them in milieu they don't fit.

I was responsible for the makeup art and styling. And modeling. For both of the character types!


Two opposites, one bond (my personal favorites).
Photos: Arttu Karppanen, Model/MUA/PostProduction: Shadow Self
 
Arttu did the photography and the post production to the finale versions that he picked - and I got enthusiastic playing with Photoshop a bit and giving some of the surplus photos a rather dirty look.

At first the idea was just to show two opposites side by side. After that it felt like the pictures should tell a chronological story of a person. Finally, Arttu decided to choose the photos so that the ideas was pretty much that the business lady is how the junkie views herself. So he placed the junkie photo as the first one.

First, here's some making of material!


One of the sets was built to a hobby room's little toilet. Looking a bit hazard...? It was.
Meanwhile I was doing my make up, my little cockatiel Eetu was keeping company to Arttu.

Arttu wanted to eat some pearls, too!

Of course I had to post a picture of my make up. :D Sami and Anni brought me some Breaking Bad candies from their USA trip and that little bag of "Blue sky" was rather suitable prop to pick for this mobile shot. Quite recognizable at least, since my FB noticed it immediately. ;D


And here are some results!

(And Risingson lyrics by Massive Attack)
Photo: Arttu Karppanen / Model/MUA/PP: Shadow Self

I seen you go down to a cold mirror
It was never clearer in my era so
You lick a shine upon your forehead or
Check it by the signs in the corridor
You light my ways through the club maze
We would struggle through the dub daze

Photo: Arttu Karppanen / Model/MUA/PP: Shadow Self
I see myself in there upon my lover
It's how you go down to the men's room sink
Sad we talk of how madmen think
I see myself in there upon my lover
I don't know her from another miss
I don't know you from another

See me run now you're gone... dream on...

Photo: Arttu Karppanen / Model/MUA/PP: Shadow Self

Why you want to take me to this party and breathe
I'm dying to leave
Every time we grind we know we severed lines
Where have all those flowers gone
Long time passing
Why you keep me testing, keep me tasking
You keep on asking

Toy-like people make me boy-like
Toy-like people make me boy-like
They're invisible, when the trip it flips
They get physical, way below my lips
And everything you got hoi-poloi like
Now you're lost and you're lethal
And now's about the time you gotta leave all
These good people...dream on

This one was the other finale picture!
Photo/PP: Arttu Karppanen / Model/MUA: Shadow Self

Nicer than the bird up in the tree top
Cheaper than the chip inside my lap top
All the variations you could do with me
Nicer than the girl up in your mind you're free

Photo: Arttu Karppanen, Model/MUA/PP: Shadow Self
Photo: Arttu Karppanen, Model/MUA/PP: Shadow Self


Automatic crystal remote control,
They come to move your soul

You're gonna fade into the background
Like a better smoke'll bring you back round
Like a man slide inside you my dear
Your cheap beer's filled with crocodile tears
See 'em run now you're gone...dream on

Toy-like people make me boy-like
Toy-like people make me boy-like

I found a reason
I found a reason

Dream on
Dream on
Dream on

6 comments:

  1. Näissä onnistu ristiriitasuus kyllä tosi hyvin! Ja se että sitä on korostettu oikee tolla helminauhallaki esimerkiksi, ihan sika mahtava yksityiskohta!

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    1. Kiitos paljon! ^^ Helminauha oli Artun idea ja minustakin todella hyvä sellainen!

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  2. Oi, mä katoin kans tota helminauhaa, upea yksityiskohta! Muutenkin upeita otoksia :3

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  3. Nää on mahtavia, noin valokuvauksellisesti ja taiteellisesti..nisteydessä ei ole mitään hienoa, se on vienyt monta kaveria jo pois tästä maailmasta, tavalla tai toisella.

    Toteutus on hieno, onnistuit upeasti hahmojen tyyleissä! :)
    Yksityiskohdat luo kivoja juttuja, kuten juuri helminauha ja sitten resuisemmassa tyylissä on kuitenkin roikkuva korvakoru, mikä luo jotain naisellisuuden piirrettä. Mua ehkä ihan snadisti hämää, kun yhdessä kuvassa vilahtaa ruskea-vessaharja, vaikka ihan todelisuuttahan se luo, mutta silti.. :P

    ~ Frillycakes ~

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Tämä oli todella mielenkiintoinen projekti todellakin ja sillä Arttu halusikin juuri sanoa, että asiat eivät ole aina sitä miltä näyttää - että se toimiston tehokas bisnesmimmikin voi käydä tauolla vessassa vetelemässä tavaraa. Oli myös tosi awesomea päästä oikeasti päästämään täysin irti mistään vaatimuksista olla nätti. Huomasi, että nistirooli tarttui mulla ilmeisiin, maneereihin, kävelytapaan ja kaikkeen tosi jännästi. Katosi sellainen pakotettu ryhti. Erikoinen ilmiö!

      Joo, me mietittiin sitä vessaharjaakin. Se jää tossa shotissa ehkä turhan piiloon, että näyttäis tarkoitukselliselta. Olisi parempi melkein, jos se olisi kaatunut nurin tai muuta vastaavaa!

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  4. Todella loistava idea kuvauksille ja toteutus on huippuluokkaa! Jos ei tuolla pääse sisään niin ei kyllä millään!

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