Day 8: Recreate your favourite painting
I admit it. At first, I was so thrown out of this particular challenge that I considered skipping it. I didn't really know where to start from. My favourite painting, which hangs in our living room, is very abstract. I had no idea how to recreate it.
I then thought that it doesn’t have to be my favourite painting. Maybe I find a painting from one of my favourite painters. But my favourite painter doesn’t have a corporate website. Neither her work is google searchable.
And at that moment is when the super-expensive-for-no-real-reason coffee table book with Vincent van Gogh’s full painting collection finally made its money worth!
I flicked through its pages trying to find a masterpiece. However, many of van Gogh’s paintings are portraits. Recreating a portrait meant going back to Day 2. And then he has paintings with multiple characters in it. That would require a bunch of my friends to come over and help out. Unless… Unless I play all the characters myself.
Even though it’s not my favorite style of photography, I had fun coming up with this photo. Maybe a bit too much fun. I didn't have all the props to accurately replicate the painting, so I had to improvise. And the liqueur was real.
I paid more attention to positioning myself and less so correctly exposing each photo. I also failed to light each character up correctly thinking I needed to lock down my flash’s position for all photos to look the same, without compensating for the shadows cast by my different characters.
Lesson learned for next time. The positive thing is that I learned a bit of Photoshop in the process and got drunk at noon.