Courtenay knows how to set a mood and can “flip the switch” in an instant. She brings an amazing sense of drama to this image. On the technical side this is lit with a single strobe in a 20″ beauty dish with a grid providing a nice tight circle of light. The sharp eyed viewer may note that her hands are cropped in this shot which is usually a “no-no”. In this case it adds to the moodiness here by throwing a bit of un-setteledness (is that a word?) to the overall feel of the image.
Here’s some “cross-processing” action from one of my sessions with the lovely Courtenay L. Court’s a rock star in front of the camera and it shows. This particular image was taken in East Nashville and while I like the original shot, I wanted to give it some punch.
The end result is a crunchy, “false” color look reminiscent of processing E6 slide film in color negative chemistry. The out of focus areas end up with a painterly sort of look.