cauliflower + poodle. while working in San Francisco last week, I managed to capture this #combophoto on the fly. pretty spontaneous stuff and it went down a little something like this: spotted a herd of standard poodles (3=herd)... asked for a photo while my subject took a tennis balls break (she, and her walker, said yes, but I made a crucial mistake and forgot to get names)... quickly took to the pavement and made a beeline to the nearest market (@mollie_stones)... secured some quality cauliflower... dismantled cauliflower... shot a bunch of cauliflower test subjects... found a match... (take a breath) and here's where I netted out. I actually got sweaty making this one. hills, people. thanks San Francisco mystery poodle and sorry cauliflower. #? almost forgot... shot on the #iPhone (#iPhone6)
Stephen McMennamy tworzy prace, które mogłyby wydawać się zwyczajnie dobrymi fotomontażami prosto z Photoshopa. Okazuje się jednak, że jego „combo photos” powstają wyłącznie poprzez sklejenie ze sobą dwóch zdjęć. Cała tajemnica tkwi w znalezieniu możliwie najbardziej podobnych teł dla fotografowanych obiektów i dokładnym dopasowaniu do siebie zdjęć, co McMennamy opanował do perfekcji.
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daughter holding wire + ski lift I've been holding on to this one since our ski trip last year. winter wasn't much of a winter out west last year. heading out to do more of the same tomorrow. hoping El Nino dumps massive amounts of snow directly under my skis. for some reason I enjoyed the fine detail of how well these wires (and their threading) lined up. it's the little things. aforementioned little thing is up on @combophotofail. prepare to be underwhelmed. #tbt #combophoto
banana + car this one was supposed to be a ?, but it ended up just being another ? #combophoto. it's the fruit that keeps on giving. and there's always more banana ideas in the pipeline (and the lemon thing may still happen). see you next week. same time, same place. chances are good it'll be something with fruit, maybe pencils, could be more peppers, perhaps something with skittles or cereal or bread or balloons.
??golden shower?? cotton stuffing + gold necklaces. this quickly turned into one of those "long walk for a ham sandwich" situations. I started out trying to photograph a gold shower head, but reflective surfaces are a total pain to shoot. I ended up rigging a little photo booth to eliminate all the reflections, but the whole thing looked kinda illustrated in a weird way. I was ready to bail on it, but a cauliflower cloud by @aravisdolmenna caught my eye, which ultimately helped me land on the cloud idea. there was a lot of prep and planning on the front end, but total spontaneity on the back end. as I started shooting yet another shower head, I threw the cotton cloud in as a "let's see what happens" and I liked what happened. see the failed attempts over on @combophotofail. #combophoto
soda bottles + Christmas lights I wanted to mix this one up with different soda bottles, but I decided to go with the uniformity of one bottle type. early test shot over on @combophotofail. not pimping Fanta, but I am pimping a #Christmas #combophoto. my first test run on this idea was a disaster, but @calebdewart got me to straighten up and fly right. thanks for the quality creative direction, sir.
PVC pipe + chocolate milk & straw ?? I feel bad for my oldest daughter on this one. she was originally booked for this photo gig, but the little sister (working as a stand-in) beat her out with those pigtails. no big deal though, everyone was generously compensated with candy corn. note: big sister is still cute as a button, but everyone knows, when it's a hair showdown, pigtails win. #?? #combophoto
totally blown away by the fact that I was interviewed by @klustout on @CNN earlier this week. pretty floored by it all. I can't thank you guys enough for all the support. video link added in my profile. piece of string + rope swing school starts back up next week. so here I am just trying to hang on to that last little bit of summer. one of the things I love most about photography is its ability to make time stand still. my daughter was 9 when I took this. she'll be 10 before we know it, but in this photo... being 9, the trip to the lake, this summer... will forever remain frozen in a single shot. #combophoto
winter + summer ?? though it isn't officially summer yet, it's officially hot as hell in Atlanta. so here's a little #tbt to the cooler months. thank you @erriemarie and @gnarguin for helping me get this shot during my last visit to @whistlerblacomb. and a big thanks to my youngest for her exceptional hand modeling skills. more #combophoto's ? here. #ComboPhotos
UPDATE: as most of you saw when this was originally posted, I put it to a vote between two different plane tails. the results are posted over at @combophotofail. thanks again to all that participated. seagull + airplane the seagull was taken on the Santa Monica pier and the airplane (I think it's a MD90 or MD88) was taken at the Hertz rental car return lot at LAX. both locations have pretty great vantage points if you're looking to capture the undercarriage of flying animals or machines. more #combophoto's ? here. #vscocam #seagull #airplane #MD90 #MD88 #avgeek #layout #combophotos
drink umbrella + beach umbrella.?? I'll lay off umbrellas after this. a big thank you to @asdzxc1986 and @jfigman for helping me out on this one. when I ran into these two they'd just rolled in to LA after a 15 hour plane ride from the Ukraine. (and during our brief conversation about @instagram Dmitriy and I quickly discovered we both follow @twheat. Ukraine/Atlanta/LA... I dig that.) more #combophoto's ? here. #combophotos
meatball + forklift ? spaghetti and meatball from a pizza place down the street (vintage pizza). forklift is from "the lot" in Hollywood California (on the other side of the country from my street). thanks to "the lot" transportation captain, Robert, for modeling and forklifting. additional #combophoto's ? here. #combophotos