LIGHTS ON BODY & FACE

05/09/2015

LONE JOURNEY

… under the hot sun, even taking a breath seemed an effort. With his mind focused on his personal revenge, the silent man faced the heat and kept moving… The terrain was uneven and put him to test many times. Skilled with bow and proficient in close combat, he could only hope to survive the journey first, in order to fulfill the promise he made to himself…

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This is a fiction inspired by BORIS VALLEJO, MAD MAX MOVIES (1,2,3, FURY ROAD). Special thanks to István DEMETER providing props and expertise with the bow!

Concept, Edit and Photography: myself,  Zsigmond BÁTHORI

Model: Zsolt PETRE

 

PS: … this by far is an imperfect story. Nevertheless, I wanted to do it. A small team effort was involved and shooting under a hot sun it is not an easy task, anyhow… especially when shade are scarce and the white calcareous rocks reflects the light and heat as well. I chose to shoot this project only with the sun as my main and only light, no other light or light modifier was used. The editing of photos was done in Lightroom 5.7.

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21/02/2014

TORHILD – The Winter Warrior

” … Torhild’s day started with a routine… a routine that was precise for the last three years… She was the warrior in charge of guarding the lake and the passage between the hills that connected her homeland with the outer world… The calm sky was peaceful. The frozen lake was a beauty itself to Torhild’s unique blue eye…She was constantly scouting the horizon, while her mind linger time to time on past things… on warm thoughts and strong embraces of a loved one. Nothing seemed to ruin her day… and yet, all signs indicated the invasion of the north’s barbarian horde… Torhild’s calm was broken.. she quickly set up the smoking signals for the nearby watchers in order to call for battle the warriors of the land… ”

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This shooting was planned a long time ago, precisely from last year, after the autumn shooting with my model TIMEA. We was waiting for the snow in order to make a winter shooting together,  but the winter had other plans… The script has changed a several times, but finally, I found a nice scene, the model agreed to take part in my new idea… and on a Saturday cold winter afternoon we headed to the frozen lake…  and above you can see the results…

Photograper / Editor: Zsigmond BATHORI ( myself)

Model / MUA / Styling : Timea BARABASI

Light Assistant: Claudiu BAIAS

Model’s Assistans: Gyongyi NAGY, Tunde BALAZS

Fire Master / Making of : Gyozo HAMOS

Prop Supplier: Lehel VALICS

PS: I know, the fake lightning is pretty obvious, I know… but for the sake of the fantasy I had some fun :). It seemed pretty difficult to control the colored smoke grenades smoke directions… in that waste open land the wind was changing its direction pretty random… nevertheless,it was a great team experience!

13/02/2014

TEASER – WINTER WARRIOR

Filed under: Color, model shooting, Stories, Team Work, TFCD — Tags: , , , , , — bathori @ 11:08 am

stay tuned, I am back in business 🙂

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MODEL: TIMEA

20/01/2014

URAMI BUSHI (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 , or whatever …)

Filed under: accommodation, Color, model shooting, Team Work, TFCD — Tags: , , , , — bathori @ 6:18 pm

well… like it or not, the new year is not gonna be much different from the old one… unless you make it different! Plans, promises and desires, we got them all a handful. But we need to put effort and work behind them to make them happen… I started this year with an easy shooting, where I was mostly light assistant, driver and it felt good. My goal was to help out Bella, a fellow photographer who organized the shooting,  yet capture one shot, that I gradually built up in my mind due some inspiring things over the weeks…

I wish everyone a better year, but hey… don’t just dream!!! Work, create, get inspired and have fun!

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WORKING TITLE: URAMI BUSHI

MODEL:  KINGA

19/10/2013

FOUR NON BLONDES – TFCD

Well, this shooting took place quite some time ago, I must admit. After meeting with Florina who put up a personal collection of dresses and wanted to be photographed in a creative way, I took up the challenge to make some sort of story of this shooting. Me and my light assistant, Claudiu, went to Cluj prepared with some ideas based on some pictures about the dresses and the location. One of the challenges was to coordinate 6 female models on the scene, in a limited space. When we reached the shooting location models were arriving, hair and make-up was in progress… After inspecting the room an the hallway of the old building, in order to set the scene and the point of view of the shots, we were told that two models stepped back from this project and we need to work with the remaining four. Well… and we started shooting. The following photos are my story about four non blondes women, having a good time and preparing to get out and have fun in the city…

Photoraper/Storyline: Zsigmond Báthori

Designer/Stylist: Florina Fărcaș

Models: Andra BuicuDiana MichIoana-Raluca CiorneaIoana Băcilă

Light Asssistant: Claudiu Baias

Make-Up Artist: Eugen Lazea

Hair: Rareș Chira , Tudor Năsăudean, Doinel Bocan (HEADLINE ROMANIA)

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It feels somehow peculiar posting a shooting’s result after almost half year from the shooting day… brings back memories, moments, laughter and fun time. As for myself, it was a unique experience to work with four models in the same time, paying attention to story line, details, emotions, the dresses… I must admit, at the end, I was drenched mentally and the driving home to Tirgu Mures was performed by my assistant Claudiu, excellently!  Thank for the patience folks, it was nice and memorable working together and congratulation to the whole team!

CREDIT GOES TO ( AGAIN )

Photoraper/Storyline: Zsigmond Báthori

Designer/Stylist: Florina Fărcaș

Models: Andra BuicuDiana MichIoana-Raluca CiorneaIoana Băcilă

 Light Asssistant: Claudiu Baias

Make-Up Artist: Eugen Lazea

Hair: Rareș Chira , Tudor Năsăudean, Doinel Bocan (HEADLINE ROMANIA)

 

PS: the title of this post was inspired by a song, from where a certain line kept ringing in my head ” And I, I’m feeling little peculiar…”

06/07/2013

Looking back in … 2011.

Filed under: Color, model shooting, Team Work, Uncategorized — Tags: , — bathori @ 10:49 pm

… I was already trying out how to use the light, more exactly the flash off-camera back in 2011. This shooting is dear to me, I worked with people I like and got some decent shots, back then. Back than, just like now, I was a newbee in Photoshop, using only Ligtroom to edit my photos… Sometimes I get nostalgic and re-imagine a former shooting, in order to find something to improve, learn something new out if it or just for the fun of remembering it…

MUA: Gyopi Puskás
MODEL: Bajkó Réka Katalin
HAIR: Bajkó Blanka Alíz
Location: HYSTERIA COFFEE BAR

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14/05/2013

A WARM WELCOME

so, I’ve been announced the teaser for quite a long time, but the post processing of this shooting took a bit more than I expected… nevertheless patience pays off, I guess. In a nutshell, this shooting was the most prepared of mine, involving a huge team effort, planning and financial costs. The idea of this shooting started around Halloween last year and slowly grew by time. In this spring all thing seemed to fall in place and we prepared seriously for this shooting. We did a location scouting, storyboard making, make-up tests and finally when the weekend of the shooting came, we entered in our role… One of the challenges was to shoot this story not in according to the timeline of the story… Overall I feel kind of content of the outcome. Much we’ve learned of this, I am pretty sure… how and when we shall make another story is yet to be determined, but one thing is certain, I am not going to stop here… Nope!

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So, I guess the story is far from perfect, I admit that. I just hope is understandable… I tend to see stories like this like a movie in my head and I am trying to capture the key frames in photos, in order to force the viewer to fill the missing blanks… The last photo is the group shot after the first day of shooting. Credits to: Endreffy Csaba (project manager), Anamaria V. ( lady of the manor), Éva Bartha (maid girl), Réka Kopacz (maid girl), Dudás Szabolcs (salesman/victim), Gyopi Puskás (make-up). This way you can easily figure out who am I in that last photo … And great thanks for Claudiu Baias (light assistant – post process editor) !!!

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