Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Swordsman


I haven't shot much personal work since returning from my South Carolina trip so I dug through my files to find something to post today. This is a really fun thing I shot for Maple Creative and Kelley's Men's Shop. We were working on a KungFu movie theme and we had several models that day to work with. This guy was the only model that could pull off the martial arts poses. I really didn't expect it to be that difficult. But when we tried to pose the guys (who had no martial arts training) according to some poses we found on the Internet, only this guy really made it work. I love this photo.

6 comments:

Anna said...

He looks ready to kick some villian butt! :)

Nice shot!

Rebecca Burch said...

Hahaha! That's awesome!

Dale said...

He kinda resembles Daniel Craig, the new 007.

Rick Lee said...

BTW... you can see the final product here.

K T Cat said...

Great shot! Martial arts poses are tough because of the balance required to get them right. Unless you've done it before, it can be really tough. For example, standing in a crane stance prior to a snap kick without looking like you're about to fall over requires some practice. It took me weeks to do it and I was practicing a lot!

Skip Lineberg said...

Rick- An update (not sure if you knew this) ... your excellent photography on the Kelley's Presents campaign helped us to win a Gold Addy and Best of Show for 2007 from the Amer. Adv. Federation - WV Chapter. Thanks for all you do!
Skip