Tuesday, October 13, 2009

African Mask #5, St. Louis Art Museum

Another treasure in the basement of SLAM worthy of note, this mask feels more like a bust.  Something about the display made me want make it look like an exhibit picture from the 1920's.  The death of Irving Penn is still much on my mind, so the angle and composition show his influence now that I look at it.  I like the resulting mash-up of styles.

Technical: Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f1.4G, ISO 200, f/2.0 @ 1/40s.  RAW file processed in Lightroom 2.0 to crop, drop the red channel to mimic 1920's ortho-chromatic film and add sepia tint.

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