Friday, December 24, 2010

Wynn's First Holiday Photo

Wynn was only 10 months old when I shot this photo for our Christmas card. He couldn't walk or stand on his own yet. The toy truck not only fit the theme but it gave Wynn something to climb up on. This is the developmental phase between crawling and walking, called creeping.

The toy truck was given  to Wynn by one of my clients. It had belonged to her son. We passed it along to Dae, the son of my good friend Peter, who lives in Maine.

I was still shooting film in those days, in this case 120 color negative film in a Hasselblad  with a 150 lens. The lighting was simple, two lights on the background and a medium softbox and some white reflectors on Wynn. The hardest part of the shoot was wiping up the drool from the seamless.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ghost of Christmas Future at Home

After a particularly difficult assignment with Ebenezer Scrooge,  The Ghost of Christmas Future, also know as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, relaxes with a hot cup of coco and awaits Christmas Day.

The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. ... It thrilled him with a vague uncertain horror, to know that behind the dusky shroud there were ghostly eyes intently fixed upon him, while he, though he stretched his own to the utmost, could see nothing but a spectral hand and one great heap of black."

To see the cemetery scene in which GCF shows Scrooge his grave site, click here.

Ghost of Christmas Future played by Wynn Geary.

Inspired by "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens