Monthly Archives: May 2011

It’s In the Eyes

For our first assignment in small format camera class this summer, we were assigned to find a stranger with compelling eyes and take a portrait of them. I went to the Durham’s Farmers’ Market and met a lot of interesting folks who were willing to let me take a photo. In the end I choose this photo of Terra Omni, jewelry maker and yoga instructor extraordinaire!

©Eric Waters 2011

Portrait Re-creation

For our Spring Portrait class, we were assigned to find an image by another photographer that we liked and to try to recreate it or copy its style. I choose this image of Audrey Hepburn by Yousuf Karsh. Thanks to the wonderful model Laura Smearman and to Molly Mullin for rocking the make-up on this shoot. This was shot on medium format film and scanned from the negative.

Eric Waters ©2011

The Dress Shoot

For my Spring Portfolio, I constructed a paper-mache dress/sculpture which made the model wearing it taller than normal. I envisioned it as a piece in a slightly surreal fashion-style shoot.

These first images are from the party when some very helpful friends and I made the dress while enjoying a sunny Spring afternoon. Thank y’all!

These are three digital shots taken while testing the lights and getting ready during the shoot.

Here are three digital outtakes of the amazing (and patient) model who wore the dress, Ms. Brittany Snider.

Finally, here is the diptych that was used for my portfolio. These were shot on medium format film and scanned here from negatives.

Thanks again to Brittany and also to the most excellent Walker Anderson for modeling and being an amazing assistant on the set!

All Images – Eric Waters ©2011

Fruit Still Life – The Opera Pears

Spring Portfolio 2011

Here are 3 of the 5 images from my Spring Portfolio for Design Class. These were scanned from medium format b&w film negatives.

©Eric Waters 2011

Fall Portfolio

Laura Smearman, Durham, NC 2010  – ©Eric Waters

Let the Blogging Begin!

Coney Island, Summer 2008 – ©Eric Waters