If you’ve been following my blog, then you’ll know that I’ve been doing some new promo pictures for The Little Yogi, aka Jambo Truong.
Jambo is an Integrated Health Consultant specialising in (amongst other things) Acupuncture treatments and Yoga classes. He blends Vinyasa Krama and Forrest Yoga, creating funky postures and fresh, modern yoga suitable for the Western body (and mind).
Obviously we wanted to create some images that reflect his style and, as you saw in my last post, I shot Jambo in various locations around Newcastle, which are known for their strong graffiti art.
For this next set I wanted to keep the urban feel and create a contrast between the bustle of modern life and the stillness of a given ‘asana’ (roughly translated: seated position or posture).
I also wanted to keep the graffiti theme running through this set and was reminded (by a recent episode of Fringe – awesome series btw!) of the idea of rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is the art of painting over each frame of a film to make it seem animated. If you’ve ever seen ‘A Scanner Darkly‘, starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr, then you’ll know what I mean.
Instead of painting the whole scene, I decided just to paint over Jambo and leave everything else in the frame as real. This helps to exaggerate the contrast between motion and stillness (i.e. in his asana, Jambo is removed from the busy activity around him, almost to the point of being on a different plane) as well as create a connection between the first set of pictures we took (in this case, rather than posing with graffiti art in the background, Jambo becomes the art work).
Thats your lot for today. I hope you like them. As usual, feel free to leave a comment below and if you like my work, why not hire me – I’m nice, honest!