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This photoseries (and I purposely write "series" rather than "story") was improvised on a grainy rainy Sunday (just like "En attendant la pluie" that I've previously submitted). I had no specific plan and didn't even knew what the model would wear.

If you know my work, you can easily guess that I rather deeply plan everything in my images or videos. But you know, it was so refreshing to walk in a city I don't know well, and find locations and play with the model. We had fun and I hope that you will enjoy these images.

All 18 images will be gathered into this collection for convenient viewing: [link]

(c) 2010 JS Monzani / jsmonzani.com. Please do not use any of my images without my agreement. LEGAL ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN IF YOU DO NOT RESPECT THIS COPYRIGHT
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:iconcherrymaan:
cherrymaan Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
VERY VEY Nice j monzani!!!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! The improvised location + light have been a pleasant surprise on this image :)
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Agrafkak Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing light! Truly out of this world!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
A little flashlight helped :)
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nik-yo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
coool!!))
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks ;)
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CarmineDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Haha, this one and no. 18 are my favourites of this series, as well! :D

This series is so stunning, you cannot believe how much you impress me again and again! :glomp: Just amazing, and even more amazing than the already amazing work before :faint: ... you're the best and coolest guy here on dA, really! :)

I laways try to analyse your work, lately. :) ... because I'd just love to get part of this style in my own photos, I hope you don't mind? =)

Did you use a diffusor on the flash here? Or did you reflect the flash light on a diffusor? I just ask because I'm a bit confused there aren't any bright stripes or something on the bottom where the flash used to be :D ...

I know photographers never tell good places for photography (which would be useless anyway as I live somewhere else, hundrets of kilometers away ^^), but would you mind telling me what kind of buildings usually are good for the kind of portraits you do, i.e. either mysterious or with lots of glass? :) (banks, churches, big store houses, ...) I love these two "themes" (mysterious places/ bright places with glass) so much. :aww: ... also, I always wonder why there isn't anybody else in these places. :confused: ... do you shoot on Sundays and ask for permission and the key to get to these places when they're empty? :D ... or different: I know you don't have much time as you're a very busy guy, but would you mind me sending you a note with my current questions for you to (maybe) answer, please? :thanks:

I didn't write much lately, but be sure I had/have a look at all of your work since I watch you and more and just love what you do! :iconepiclaplz: Please don't stop and keep on this great work! :manhug:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :dance:
Finding places it rather difficult. This photo is shot in a sort of abandoned building that is used for alternative concerts mainly or artistic things. We shot on Sunday I think so there weren't much people around but I didn't asked for permission since we were improvising. We just met some people and asked if it was OK to continue shooting and they mumbled OK.

I use an off-camera flash. Since I was improvising, I couldn't carry too many equipment with me so this flash is really basic, without any setting I can change. I just bounced it a little bit I guess. The flash is very low so you can't see it. However, it creates shadows on her face.

Same crappy flash used on the other series "En attendant la pluie".

Glass effect is often recreated digitally in post-production.

Cheers!

JS
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CarmineDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
You're so very welcome! :dance: :la: Thank you, too, for replying to such a looong comment! :ashamed: ^^;

At least I'm now confirmed that I'm not the only one who needs to look for good places. ^_^ For some reasons I always thought you'd be there completely alone, silly me. :faint:

I already saw the shadows, yeah, and it would have been better if the shadows were softer, but I really love it though, and if you don't know, you really cannot tell it is improvised! :) Btw: Do you have several flashes? You talked of this flash as a "basic one", do you have a second one? Which town was it you visited, if you don't mind? :aww:

You just amaze me again. :blushes: I'd really love to know how to give photos a glass effect as if photographing through a glass wall! Are there tutorials on the internet that come close to the way you do this? ... that's just so, awesome! :faint:

Thank you so very much and cheers!

Linus :)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes, I've got several old flashes, although I don't use them much. I like my Sunpak 3600 for instance.

To fake glass, shoot out of focus images and use Screen blending mode in Photoshop.
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CarmineDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Sounds so cool! :)

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! :boogie: Thank you! :w00t!:
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cassie93 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
This photo is featured here: [link] :hexentanz:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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cpay Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Nice,..nice,..ice,.....
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank ^_^
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:iconsolefield:
solefield Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this light!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
:+fav:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
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Diaboliq Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Photographer
featured here:[link]
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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frecklefaced29 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I forgot to add this into my faves! :blowkiss:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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cheshirekster Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
stunning light!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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sirenamezzo Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Made me feel something....



beautifull! work!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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sirenamezzo Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
*-* u welcome!!...really you do an amazing job!!!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Magnificent! This touches my life in a way. Romantic lighting and colors.
Grace floating through creative vandelism. I love it.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you very much!
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9lub Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
great location!
:clap:
nicely done.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive:
It was great to move around and find these locations. I had no plan but the model knew the city much better than me, so, she guided me around ;)
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Abhijeet-Dinge Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
gr8 work dude ... :hug:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Abhijeet-Dinge Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Welcome :D
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Hassnaaacoustic Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i wish if i can edit like u !!!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ten years of practice help ;) But more seriously, there's only a slight color correction, the dramatic light was done with a flash. It's really what makes the picture interesting :)
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Hassnaaacoustic Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing jean ,.. really !!
i'm sharing it on facebook with ur copy right :)





PS ; no 1 fan of urs :)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
Please, don't share it on Facebook, though, if you don't mind. Actually, you need to be a DA user to view the image, it will be blocked otherwise.

But feel free to link to my website if you want : www.simplemoment.com. You'll find the photos there as well.
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Hassnaaacoustic Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) alright
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
This is lovely! I think it might be called my favourite shot of this series (which, in general, has very pleasant colours^^).
It's a very intriguing photo, because of the light. On the left (on top) there's this big, bright window, but there's a really deep shadow right below it. On the contrary, on the right (on top) we see a dark stairs' bottom, but below it - there's plenty of light!
It's the light that makes this image highly dynamic.^^
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I especially like the composition of this image, actually ;)
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xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Yes, the composition's the second best thing about it.^^
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Hadriel45 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Toujours ce squatt :p Je trouve qu'il rend superbement bien, entre l'éclairage et les graffitis de différentes coloris! Super photo!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Merci !
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice photography! Although I think it would look better without the graffitti you added...
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I haven't added a graffitti. I mean you're referring to my middle watermark. Sure it looks better without it and you can imagine how frustrating it is to spend time working on an image, then add a watermark. But I'm afraid internet is full of stupid people stealing my art, so I really must do it.
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I didn't mean the watermark.I meant those colourful ones on the walls. They somehow looked like being added there via photoshop... but if that's not the case there's nothing you can do about it.

But thother point I totally understand! Stealing artand selling it as yours is so unacceptable! We cosplayers have kinda the same problem.Our costume's photographyis sometimesbeing used as an example picture of some cheap-made costume for sale... firstly, they never have asked one of us to use our work and somehow claim we'd have bought the costume ther *pfft* and secondly they lie to the customers because this stino-cosplay would never look as good as the original-selfmade ones.
Unfortunately, I don't see a way how toavoid that. -.-
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks. The writings on the walls are real, I've globally adjusted the colors towards yellow+magenta but haven't individually modified the colorful graffitis :)
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