Soft Butch

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Soft Butch

300.00

2014, 16"x24" framed archival Giclee print, edition of 200+10AP

 

Half of the proceeds from the sale of this print will go to Translifeline-Microgrants and IDA. Available custom frame options are pink, blue, or a pink/blue gradient.

 

For this image, I had a neon sign made, and set up the photo at my neighbor's property that has a cave on it (and inside the cave is a pond and a creek). To get electricity to the neon sign, I had to run 600’ of extension chords to the mouth of the cave (in the rain). On either side of the frame is a light stand with a gelled blue light on the top. Connecting the two light stands is a bar that I hung the sign from (you can see the wires in the shot that are holding the sign). 

In the other room of the cave is a remote controlled light that is gelled pink. I had to shoot the photo from in the freezing cold cave water to get the perspective that I wanted. So I stripped down to my underwear (in February) and climbed in and started setting everything up. I thought the water was only a foot deep, but it turns out it’s 3’ of soft mud with razor sharp rocks on the bottom. Thankfully I couldn’t feel my legs by this time so I didn’t really notice the rocks slicing up my feet till I finished shooting and saw the blood pooling around the bottom of my feet.

The third image is a "behind the scenes" of how the photo was set up. In it you can see the lightstands. the wires, and the extension chords dangling over the water.

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