These images are examples of a technique that I plan to explore further. As you can see in figure 1, they’re photos of the shadows cast by miniature figures on tracing paper. Once I have them, the silhouettes can be mixed and matched, and the backgrounds can be stylized independently of the figures. The last image in the series is an example to show how the photos can be combined to make new scenes (it’s also one option under consideration as a header on A Sword for Hire). Continue reading →
For years, as a hobby and pastime, I’ve played fantasy tabletop games such as Pathfinder RPG. In such games, miniature figures are a common element. Since I have a small collection of these figures for use in my games, I decided to combine my interest in the game with my interest in photography. Below, you can see some examples of that merger. The figures are around an inch to several inches tall, and the sets and environments in which they appear are handmade by myself (part of a sweet potato appears in one photo).
This image is a macro photograph of a very small (~1cm) chip of ice that resembles the profile of an orc from fantasy fiction. The chip of ice was backlit with a narrow-spectrum work lamp to produce the metallic and monotone appearance, and is another example of pareidolia (see previous post:Tenderness).
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