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Leya in her attic

Leya Russell is painting artist as well as a photographer. The main purpose of this photo session is some fellow photographers take pictures of her portraits and she can use the photos for her website or Facebook.

When I visited her place, I quickly noticed “this is artist’s home”. Her attic is full of her paintings and drawings. I wanted to do something with her interesting works. So this is the one.

My art by Hiroaki  Kobayashi (Hiro-K)) on 500px.com
My art by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Even though it is portrait session for Leya but I felt trying something interesting since I am an artist as well. After some conversation with her, I found she still used film so I got an idea using my 4×5 large format camera for portraiture. Can you figure out how this photo was taken?

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Snow White, Jillian

Christmas day in Calgary this year was very cold . It was -22 degree. I had a chance to photograph beautiful Jillian in the end of October. She is not only beautiful but also so natural. Therefore, I would like to avoid edgy, conceptual images which I tend to do for portraits. It was actually challenging for me. Although the day I photographed Jillian was not that cold, I added some snow to his image since I developed this image at holy night.

Wish wonderful 2013 to Jillian, photography friends of mine and everyone.

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Model shoot from the Indoor portraits workshop – Ashley Quan

Now I can share some images from the indoor workshop Janice Mayers Foreman and I presented. Ashley Quan is a very experienced and obviously beautiful model. Also she is a fashion designer and owner of Apiana Que. Please check out her website here.

Recently, I have been experimenting some different methods of post-processing. This time I tried to apply processing differently to each image to meet the moods. I hope you like them. Please click the photos for larger sizes.

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