Junk, Photography

Transforming Porn (in Photoshop)

I collect images; this also means from time to time I time stuff that isn’t necessarily artistic, or savory. I got about 3000+ pornographic images from a recent LAN. I held onto them because of a theory that never fails me. This theory goes that if you collect enough stuff, in between the rubble, you’ll find something you can really work with.

Why these photos are good to work with if you haven’t taken any yourself is because a lot of them aren’t ‘cleaned up’ like a Angelina Jolie or Heidi Klum wallpaper would be. Of course you’ll find your candy blonde, red lipstick-ed, and airbrushed to death models. Although you’ll also find your lesser known woman, who can still be worked with. I found two images that caught my eye. The first thing I did with both of them was crop out parts of them that would classify them as porn, rather than a nude. I suppose I am sort of bluffing myself using a porn star as a nude…but bear with me.

The first girl named Natasha “Something Russian Sounding” I chose because their where a lot of things I could play with in the photograph. She was twisting a shower rose around her body, her head was turned to the side, there was a glass door to her right and an actual wall to her left. In addition to all of that there was light hitting her from her right, water droplets on the door, and water gleaming on her body. Let’s also not forget the tendrils of water coming out of the rose itself.

So there was a lot to work with. I didn’t want to keep this image in one format. I wanted to break it up. I also saw the possibility of turning the shower head into the head of a telephone, but that never worked out, so I kept my ideas simple. Once I had cropped the picture, I explored the lighting of the image. Often shadow can throw off an effect to want since its reverses the response. A negative is a good example. I wanted her body to be blue, now I didn’t mind the ‘white’ shadow that came out. If you had a problem with it, you’d have to use the magnetic lasso (or slice tool) to create a negative around the shadow. Then maybe bring out the magenta in the shadow and maybe brighten the shadow before hand.

Anyway the first image I played with for a long while came out well, I used multiple effects the second I just used one effect for the whole image. They are titled ‘Pieces of Natasha’ and ‘At that moment’.

Pieces of Natasha

At that moment

More next time…

PhilosopherPoet

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2 thoughts on “Transforming Porn (in Photoshop)

    • Thanks, this was done a while ago while getting to grips with Photoshop.
      I suppose this piece is rather rushed, now that I look at it I does need some touching up. Thanks for the feedback 😀

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