You never know when inspiration might strike. Recently Vincent showed me the video on YouTube by Colorado Springs' own OneRepublic for their single Love Runs Out. The creative imagery in the video includes a scene where the lead singer Ryan Tedder is shown walking across what appears to be waves. I got to thinking - how might I utilize a similar effect in a fine art portrait? Then the thought struck me - how would an oil spill look if it had a life of its own? From this the idea grew for the image you see at the left.
The Oil Spill fine art portrait was created in the Tendo Photography studio using what are called practical effects in the movie industry. With some real physical props, a focused background light, some carefully positioned studio lighting, and just a small amount of post capture touch up with professional digital tools, my creative vision became reality.
As with many of my fine art portraits, this image was created with the assistance of my great team for the day: