26 responses

  1. Excellent, I love it, Melanie.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:21 am

  2. I see.

    March 18, 2013 at 4:05 am

  3. Very cool.

    March 18, 2013 at 4:39 am

  4. klaasfidom

    Great work!

    March 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

  5. Hoom, interesting approach.
    In fact, it is more effective than by a manipulation of a photo.

    March 18, 2013 at 7:42 am

    • I agree, Yoshi-sensei. It’s more satisfying to get the shot right out of the camera.

      March 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      • So, are you expanding your creativity to sculpture
        or working on the found-objects ?
        Welcome to the world of Making everything 🙂

        March 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        • I wish I had the skills to do sculpture myself (my grandmother was a sculptor). In this case, I worked with a “found object”–an egyptian statue. I love the idea, however, of “making everything.” 🙂

          March 19, 2013 at 1:59 am

          • While giving new meaning or superimposing your image
            over found object, without getting hand dirty is, ——
            what people calls “Photography” 😀
            Unlike sculpture, hand may not getting dirty though,
            photography has to earn the image by the leg.

            March 19, 2013 at 2:44 am

  6. Hmm…I’m wondering how you did that.

    March 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

    • 🙂 Actually, there were no tricks here. Just a close-up of an egyptian statue at the Museum of Natural History in NYC. I did apply a vignette filter to darken the edges, but that’s about it.

      March 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  7. Love it………..:D


    March 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  8. Wow…like an Egyptian mummy…very cool and mysterious 🙂

    March 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  9. Beautiful shot, Melanie. Have you seen the Fayum portraits?

    March 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    • Thanks, Richard. Yes, I have seen some of the Fayum portraits. In fact, I was just talking with my daughter about the Portrait of the Boy Eutyches, while at the Met this past weekend. The young boy in that portrait looks like he could be a child living in today’s world, his face is so fresh and alive.

      March 19, 2013 at 2:06 am

  10. How very interesting but sort of scary too!

    March 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

  11. elmediat

    Intriguing image – National geographic quality to the overall composition. Very effective use of texture & negative space. It would be interesting to see this done in B&W / tonal. Would it become more documentary or more mysterious ?

    March 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    • Wow, that’s very generous, thank you. Another assignment! I love it. I really appreciate specific suggestions like that. I’ll give the B&W a try. I do have difficulty with monochrome, but am happy to give it a go!

      March 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      • elmediat

        Check out the plug-in Virtual Photographer. It is free and works with other imaging software. It gives lots of colour & B&W settings that are easy to control.

        March 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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