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"Safe Alone"

  • Date:
    December 2020
  • Client:
    Portfolio work
  • Link:
    n/a
  • Type:
    Photo Retouching, Photoshop Composition, Concept Art, Surreal Art

The challenge

An idea came from a discussion with a friend about feeling safe from the world's madness during Covid and in general as well as the value of being alone in your own little cocoon sometimes.

The solution

I had a rough idea of a naked person, alone and vulnerable in the woods, cocooning in a clear, protected patch so I sketched out a concept drawing, something I hadn't really done before. It was a useful process. Once the sketch was done, I set off with my camera and tripod one day in the forest near Lugg, Co. Dublin to shoot the location and background. I added the model later, complete with angel wings for a "faery forest" vibe, blending her into the background scene before adding some lighting effects and a vignette to enhance the cocoon effect and mood.

  • Safe Alone
  • Safe Alone