Tag: antique

17 Oct

#SooC52 Week 30 – Corrosion

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

There was a pretty significant delay since my last post, especially in this Straight Out of Camera 52 series. As some of you know I had the gallery solo-exhibition, as well as some crazy stuff going on with my house and projects around that, and that doesn’t mention everything else including my 4 kids, three of which had birthdays in the last three months and the youngest turning one. So yea, we’ve been pretty busy around here lately. Somewhere in there I did have a chance to shoot some photos for this theme – Corrosion. I’m just not getting time to write this and post these.
I’ve always really loved old cars like these, with the curves and everything about this era. I don’t know precisely what kind of cars these are besides from the obvious markings, so if you know, tell me in the comments below. The photos were taken in the woods at my in-laws, and instead of choosing one out of the set, I’ll just post the whole set! So, enjoy! These are all SooC of course, with in camera settings set to increase contrast and saturation and the like, but shot to JPG. Photo info below as always.

*Update, just got word from a car friend of mine, Brandon, that this first one seems to be a 1951 Chevrolet Sedan. Looking up other photos online, if that’s not right, it’s really close.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This next one I set the picture mode back to standard because I didn’t want that much contrast, so more of the shadow would show.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

A second car, clearly in the era of nuclear and rocket style design. *Update, my friend says this looks to be a 1951 Ford Custom
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

This is my favorite photo out of the set. I just love this dash so much.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

It’s magic!
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

I wish my car had such a sweet looking gauge set.
Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

Rusted car © Chris Lane Photo

And a bonus, because I thought it looked cool in this shed
Lost chair © Chris Lane Photo

Do you have a favorite out of the set?

We are all apparently struggling to keep up with these, but take a look at the other guy’s work for an alternate view on the theme.
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.

28 Jan

#SooC52 Week 4 – Porcelain/ceramic

Chris Lane / photography / / 6 Comments

This is a continuation of the SooC 52 photo challenge. This week’s theme was chosen by me! I didn’t really have a reason or idea when I chose the theme. I was just trying to think of something when I was looking around my kitchen and saw my wife’s china cabinet. Though that wasn’t where my mind ended up going with the idea.

I quickly thought of antique dolls with porcelain heads. Most dolls kind of freak me out just a little bit, maybe it’s because I saw the Chucky movie when I was too little (thanks mom and dad for scarring me for life 😛 ). Though I’m far from the only one I know with this thought toward dolls. Anyway, to make it more interesting I thought of using my wife in makeup to appear like an antique doll. I knew this would take some convincing, but she did end up letting me go through with it. She bought this old fashioned dress last year on eBay and we had planned on doing a photo shoot with it at some other point, but I thought it would be perfect with this subject. I also pulled out some of her tea set, placed some old books, an old camera case under this old table, as well as faux old candle holders. Then from my mother-in-law I borrowed this decidedly UN-porcelain doll (it’s actually made of wood, but still very old) and the photo and frame hanging on the wall. I was told “treat them like they are worth a million dollars.” I most certainly did.

A side story, about the photo. It is actually from within their family. If I recall right, it is the sister of my wife’s great grandfather, who died in Sweden shortly after the photo was taken in 1880 or some such year. She died mysteriously, they assume from eating poisoned berries, but they aren’t quite sure. But I thought it was pretty interesting that this photo has been passed down for so long, still in quite good condition. It isn’t often that you see photo frames like this, with the bubbled out glass.

I originally wanted her to put her hair in ringlets, but she said it would take 6 hours to do convincingly, so we looked up porcelain doll hair and realized that most of them have carved porcelain hair. Other old dolls had a very wide variety of hair styles, so I decided upon a portion down and portion pulled back in a bun. So she did that while I readied the scene. Then she dressed and I did her makeup. Lit the candles, set up a strobe almost to the front of her, slightly left of her, with a softbox on it and left the overhead ceiling light on. Pretty simple setup, really. I think if I were to do post-processing on this, I would smooth out the skin and makeup to look more porcelain, maybe put a faux shine on her to appear slightly reflective and maybe some other minor edits. I would probably whiten the hands more as well. They have makeup on them also, but it’s hard to tell here. Otherwise, I think this turned out almost exactly how I pictured it in my head.

Porcelain Doll

Porcelain doll © Chris Lane Photo
ISO 500, f/1.8, 1/60. YN560II Flash set at 1/128 I believe. 50mm lens. 5D Mark II

You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.
You can see Bruce’s work here.
You can see John’s work here.
You can see Doug’s work here.

30 Sep

Lost and dying old Ford

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

This is an antique Ford, though I’m not sure exactly what, that took place in a family photo shoot I had a few weeks ago. It was left in the back field rotting away. It’s unfortunate, because it could be, or would have been, such a beautiful vehicle. I think this one in particular might be beyond repair, though. But it made a great Friday photo (#23 or so) in my 52 week project. In this case, I reduced the saturation to almost have no color at all, but left just a little to reflect the dying/fading nature of this car. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Dying Ford

Dying Ford © Chris Lane Photo

09 Aug

At the typewriter

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

I recently picked up an antique LC Smith typewriter. I have wanted one for a very long time and just recently came across this one at a decent price. What I didn’t really expect was the immense fascination my son had for it. He has been playing with it constantly since I got it. The thing actually works pretty well, so he can type out some letters on paper. One morning while we were getting ready for church, he was dressed up and playing with it and I thought he looked like a little writer straight out of that time. So I had to photograph him while he was so focused. I decided to process it in Black and White to keep with the era.
In other news, I should be getting back to a more consistent blogging schedule very soon. Just need to finish up a couple more projects. Thanks for being patient!

At the typewriter

At the typewriter © Chris Lane Photo

25 Feb

Carl’s Case

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Continuing my 52 project, with a new edited photo every Friday for a year. I won’t necessarily be taking a new photo every week, but I will be editing something in my enormous backlog of photos. Many of them I will be experimenting with different ways of editing. These photos are available as fine art prints, just fill in my order form.

Carl’s Case

Carl's Case © Chris Lane Photo