Sunday, February 1, 2009

Remember "Many Me"?

This Spread started to take shape last November. I scouted the most amazing loft that would have been my first choice as alocation to shoot these "panoramics" of Denver's Top Singles for 5280 Magazine. However, as we approached the shoot date, it soon became apparent that some of the people would not be able to come to my studio in the two days of scheduled shoots. Furthermore, (without a lot of distortion) shooting a wide panoramic of 12 people wasn't an option.

To solve this problem, I used a wall at my Osage studio and shot four groups of 6. I carefully measured and locked down two heavy-duty tripods about 20 feet apart and sandbagged them so they wouldn't move. The center of the image falls in the gutter of the two page spread, so it worked well to hid any minor imperfections when I stitched the two photos together. I roughly tested the idea and you can see the results here.

Here are the final two panoramas.  Three of the people in the following 4 photographs were shot separately and two heads were grabbed from other images to get the best expressions.  

The singles include: former Colorado first lady Frances Owens, now executive VP for community affairs for the Galloway Group; Denver's 7 reporter Jane Slater; Jill Hodges, graphic designer and TV host for New Media's; Denver Foundation's Lauren Casteel; Merrill Lynch VP Marti Awad; former Denver District Attorney Norm Early; Colorado Avalanche forward Wojtek Wolski; The Huffington Post columnist Waylon Lewis; gay activist and aspiring ski bum Daniel Gonzales and Sukle Advertising owner Mike Sukle.

Here are behind the scenes pix snapped by my assistant Randall Bellows:


Phillip and Karla said...

Great work Bryce! This looks like such a fun project!

Dave & Lynn said...

You frickin rock! How you been? If you haven't had a chance, go to our blog to see our son!! ~ cheers ~ dave