This image is a part of project 12.

Story of 5 – trust

The self-doubt hound was still present, sleeping here and there with one eye opened and it seemed that I couldn’t just publish this one thing. And then I knew this needs to be bigger and I just might be too hasty to publish what I had right then. A few days later I had a dream and I wrote the second part in just one evening. Well, the draft of it. Ideas for photos were pouring into my head and I was making a lot of sketches to preserve them. I absolutely loved the experience of playing with the Muse but I had to admit the truth to myself. It was all possible because I actually allowed myself to meet my Muse, trust her and play with her. I had a few weeks of great sunny skies behind me.

“Yes, Muse!” I called out very excited about what we had accomplished so far. “Now we are getting somewhere! We could… I could become an actual artist.”

“First of all, you don’t become an artist. You are one, you just don’t always know it. And second, I told you I had a good idea. You should listen to me more often.”

The healing

Project 12 is not only images. It’s also a short story. This short story is not ready yet but it will be published as a book when the time is right. If you don’t want to miss that… drop me your email.

Buy 5 – trust

If you like this image, you can, of course, order it. It’s available in the following options:

Limited edition: 25 copies, 40×60 cm print on Ilford smooth pearl paper on dibond with acrylic glass and hanging frame. This edition is ready to hang on your wall.

Unlimited edition: small B5 prints on glossy paper (Ilford Crystal gloss) with a window mat.

Take a look here for the impressions of both editions.

BTS of 5 – trust

This image has literally popped into my head while I was driving. I had to stop and quickly sketch it. Even though the sketch is very coarse I knew exactly what it had to become and what sort of feeling it needed to evoke.

In my working versions, this image was called “up”. Then I started to explain to people what it actually was about and a particular word kept coming up: trust. Take a leap of faith.

As other photoshoots were quite well prepared, this one was an organizational disaster on my part. I made an appointment to shoot at a location with this particular type of ladder. Upon the arrival, it turned out that I didn’t pack part of my lightstand and I won’t be able to properly mount the flesh. Then, it turned out that I have no plastic tape with me to put purple gel on the flash. But all this was soon trumped by the fact that I had no living batteries in my flash and therefore… I had to shoot just with ambient and fix the light in the post.

The postprocessing was a bit tricky but I figured out some new tricks in Photoshop and just moved on. In the end, I have ended up editing and then correcting some parts of it. I guess I wanted to do it too quickly.

Do you like this image? What’s on your ming when you see it?