X-Ray Wall Portraits
Friday, August 5, 2011
A local surgery group needed an idea for some portraits for their 40th year anniversary. They wanted something different that would would show their unique talents. They specialize in conditions of the upper extremity. I cam up with the idea of building a big x-ray wall and then putting them in front of it. It would symbolize some of the patients they had treated during their service in the community. I started with two 3x8 pieces of plexiglass and painted them white. Once I hung x-rays on the "lightbox" I was ready to light it. For this I used Pocket wizards to make the job wireless and easy. I placed a Nikon sb-900 on and boom with a Flex unit in group A and modified it with a softbox. I used a sb-800 in SU mode for the hair light. Then I turned my attention to the back of the wall. I used some work lights initially to see what the light looked like and then turned them off when it was time for the photos. Behind the wall I used 3 sb-800's and and 1 sb-900 on a flex unit in Group B. This made it possible for me to control the front light on the subject and the wall individually with the Mini TT1. The Pocket wizards were perfect for this. I desaturated the x-rays in post so they all had the same look. I think the final photo is unique and tells a specific story of these physicians.
posted by zjbphotography at 6:02 PM