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Drifting Apart - Creative Process

A behind the scenes look at the creation of Drifting Apart

 

Drifting Apart

 

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After I drew up the idea, I returned to the same location on a clearer day and snapped photos of the docking area.

This project all began when I was scouting locations for a different project (the photo titled “Dried Up”). It was an incredibly foggy day with a mysterious feel and I decided to snap a few pictures of the water.

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The challenge of this image was to create a realistic looking reflection and ripple that a giant cell phone would create. I solved this by using a large inflatable white raft that is shaped exactly like a smartphone. I tied a string to the raft and pulled on it with my arm while remotely triggering the camera. This created small waves and perfect reflection shots to be used for the phone-rafts. I got a few puzzled looks from people passing by, just another day at the office for me!

 
The lighting setup was designed to mimic the light produced from a large cell phone.

The lighting setup was designed to mimic the light produced from a large cell phone.

Additional model shots were taken for the distant phones.

Additional model shots were taken for the distant phones.

An iphone with a white case was used for the phone rafts.

An iphone with a white case was used for the phone rafts.

All of the phones in the image are the same - this was done for aesthetic reasons and consistency.

All of the phones in the image are the same - this was done for aesthetic reasons and consistency.

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