Friday, December 09, 2005
"Paper Dolls" by Wes Aldridge
Ok, first of all, this is actually a photographic and not any kind of a computer made graphic. Hard to believe I know, but its true.
Our ladies in Ad Production have really gotten into the Christmas spirit. They turned one set of cubicles into a gigantic gingerbread house. I can't begin to explain it to you, you simply have to see that anomaly for yourself. Now, back to the photo at hand...
The creation in the photograph is a small table sized "frozen lake" that the ladies are ice skating on. It is made of what seemed to be blue cellophane with a blue sky background with clouds. The figures are cut out dolls made from construction paper, complete with the print outs of their faces from our staff photography archive. They are on wire stuck through the cellophane into a styrofoam board of some kind. Wow.
The shot looks really trippy and fake. I just added a little off camera fill flash with a hot shoe extension cord with a coffee filter rubberbanded over the flash head to diffuse the light.