Saturday, April 5, 2008

Spotlight 7 Week 13: kelco


Please welcome kelco as the week 13 presenter for Spotlight 7. Kelco was born across the street from a plum orchard and grew up just down the street from an apple orchard. Actually, that's not right. Kelco was born across the street from a plum orchard and just down the street from Apple Computer in the heart of Silicon Valley. Kelco now lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Kelco's work can be also be found on his website, but the best way to learn about this portrait photographer is by reading this week's interview. Here's an excerpt.

2) What inspired you to do this set.

I thought it would be interesting to shoot a large number of people with the same basic lighting set-up, composition, expression, etc, and then show them together as a series. I like the fact that although many of the elements are the same, each image is completely different from one to the next. Plus, I think it will be a cool sociological experiment to see how people react when they walk into a room and see 50 grim hoodlums staring back at eye-level.

3) What is the lighting setup for that?

A Canon 550EX with a diffuser on camera, bounced off several reflectors.


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