Thursday, April 10, 2008

Jakarta Portraits

To continue "Jakarta Week", here are a couple of portraits...


Ida said...

The best portraits i`ve ever seen!
The Norwegian photographer Morten Krogvoll once said:
I wish to touch people (through his photos) the same way as poetry does through a poem.

You touch me!

Mike said...

Very strong portraits. I agree with ida "the best portraits I've ever seen", and I've been making images for over thirty years.

Stacey Huston said...

Fantastic, what do you use to get that skin tone. Is it just a sepia program or a filter (if you don't mind my asking) they almost look like they are carved out of bronze. I would love to try this effect on some of the old, weathered cowboys around here.. Just stunning

Scotty Graham said...

Hi Stacey,

I use Photoshop for all my post-processing. To answer your question is difficult as there is not a "one-step" solution...simply, "I do lots of stuff", but all is done in Photoshop using some filters, sharpening, curves, channels and adjustment layers. Someday, I might be able to write a tutorial on what I do, but then again, every photo is different.

The tone in the black and white is done using CS3's new black and white conversion as an adjustment layer. It is really nice.



Sandpiper said...

Astonishing! Whatever combination of filters you use and tweaks you make, your images are very beautiful. I would love to read your tutorial someday.