Mista Skee

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"A darker side of Skee"

I'm not really taking myself seriously today, neither should you :-)

But, i'm hoping that my post today wil encourage and inspire more peeps on shutterchance to try their hands at working with strong light and shade compositions.

Out of all the different types of photography that I practise, I tend to enjoy working with strong contrasting compositions, maybe it's just my fine art side kicking in, but it has been a great influence on my picture taking.

Pictures can live in one's memory. That's why they are important. -Jesse Jackson

"A darker side of Skee"

I'm not really taking myself seriously today, neither should you :-)

But, i'm hoping that my post today wil encourage and inspire more peeps on shutterchance to try their hands at working with strong light and shade compositions.

Out of all the different types of photography that I practise, I tend to enjoy working with strong contrasting compositions, maybe it's just my fine art side kicking in, but it has been a great influence on my picture taking.

Pictures can live in one's memory. That's why they are important. -Jesse Jackson

comments (18)

  • micki
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2006, 03:39
I love this contrast and this is actually one of my next projects. Awesome work, and most inspiring!
Great portrait but convention says it should be on the other side always looking into the frame and not out. Nice work Skee
Mr Skee: Convention... went out of the window in 1920 when Pablo Picasso developed Cubism. In my short journey in the walk of art I find, sticking to conventions does not lead to break through's but restricts the creative ideas of the artist. I say, If it looks good, it works.

So often I find myself breaking conventions and rules, for me... the books were closed long time ago.

Sometimes I get it right....sometimes it's definately wrong. But the whole artistic process is far more fruitful when after a proper understanding of the basics... we try to push and re=define them smile

On a rather humourous note is this qoute by Picasso himself:

"Two of the most frustrated trades are dentists and photographers- dentists because they want to be doctors, and photographers because they want to be painters." -Pablo Picasso

I don't really agree with it but I thought it was quite funny. He later went on to say...

"I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn".

Needless to say...he lived for afew good years after ;-)

Hey Neil, which part of Spain are you from? Spain is on my list to visit this year smile
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 07:18
another awesome portrait from Mr Skee
I like it !
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 28 Jun 2006, 09:23
Now this is what I call a classic master piece bro, You definitely earn a coveted double "I LIKEY" "I LIKEY" from the Subster.

However, need to digress from the shot and comment on the post from Neil smile

Did I see the word "convention" or "Rules" as some people call it pop around there? Eeeccck, what are those? I do agree 110% with Mr Skee's response to Neil, book was closed a while back, knowing when to use the rules and most importantly BREAK conventions is the key. Sometimes, ones gets it right, sometimes one gets it wrong. They key to growth is to at least KEEP TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT.

What sets, John Doe the photographer apart from Jane Doe a fellow photographer if all they do is follow conventions and never try anything different? I hope it is a flair and a need to be innovative and as Skee says, understanding the basics 1stly then

Anyway back to the shot, really need to visit you for a little lesson on lighting techniques. Not yet at the stage you are bro. You WELLLLLLLLLL ahead of the Subster here smile

Suby
  • Mr Skee
  • skeetown (SL)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 10:32
One thing i'm beginning to enjoy on Shutterchance is the fact that despite the contrasting styles that I see, (and there are many) a common goal that unites us all, is the quest for improvement.

To everyone who sees my work and is inspired.... A big thank you!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Jun 2006, 10:51
Works for me..smile
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 11:29
Skee, this is awesome; not your face, mate, the photograph! smile

But you know... I'd rather you stopped modelling and "taking walks in the park" and worked on 'the wedding' shots!

Okay, okay, just kidding!
Mr Skee: opps! Hell has no fury....! :-D
SKee gets the point, :-D he's on the job!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 28 Jun 2006, 12:17
ok this is like totally cool (said in an american 'cheer leader' accent)
  • Morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Jun 2006, 12:26
Your lighting technique is fantastic. I'm totally digging the way the left side of the picture is iluminated while shadows on the right sight of your face blends into the darkness... very mysterious. Could very well be the album cover of some r n' b artist.

I likey, very much!
What's his name......"This is how we do it" "lalalala...la"...

Montell J style. wink
I'm completely feeling this photo!
  • Dammie BerryMoore
  • LoL
  • 28 Jun 2006, 19:34
LoL, Ah han...Gangsta!!!
  • Emmanuel
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 22:11
Joe look-alike on this one!!
  • Lape
  • Atlanta :-)
  • 29 Jun 2006, 19:32
Mr Skee, thot I'd surprise you and leave you a comment today (you know I normally like to admire from afar). I guess cos I'm on holiday, I have time to appreciate the finer things in life. Ok, that and I think you look great in this picture. Nice one, keep it up and hope the sun is shining as brightly as it is here!
WOW!
This I love!!!!
excellent portrait work,I really like the mood of the piece and the reflection in the sunglasses ! great work !! smile
  • adah
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 23:28
I'm certainly inspired..lovely..

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