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.

01/03/2015

Jack, Penti and Felix…

Filed under: Color, model shooting, Stories, TFCD — Tags: , , , , , , , — bathori @ 1:08 am

… slowly it passed a year since I published anything on this blog. I am not going to waste time in finding nicely wrapped excuses… get directly into the subject. One of my former student asked last year to take some photos about him. even gave me some hints what he would like… and I ended up getting pretty familiar with the TV series called MAD MEN. Last week we met again and while we sipped our coffee in a new fancy coffee shop recently opened in my town I started to picture in my mind the shooting…  The end results can be seen here:

 

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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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MODEL:  KINGA

09/12/2013

TIMEA ( accommodation shooting ) FILM + DIGITAL

Filed under: accommodation, Black-and-whaite, model shooting, TFCD — Tags: , , , , , , — bathori @ 7:01 pm

Finally… I got to this point where I can upload the results of this accommodation shooting… Timea is fun, laughs a lot and time by her side passes quickly… I barely realized how fast I shot two rolls of KODAK BW400CN at J`ai Bistro pub at that October day, when autumn was in full splendor… With many faces and expressions, I hope I shall have more shooting with her, near soon! Because I already started to meditate on my winter project …

Here are the analog shots…

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15/11/2013

AI WA ITAMI ( 愛は痛み ) – ANDREEA

Life comes upon you unexpected. It takes for a while to realize you have a mind, a body, and somewhere in between them, a soul… Living the days by minutes or seconds, can leave you empty or shallow… but living your days with love can leave you filled with joy and happiness… but just as easily, it can leave you with pain and sorrow… No matter what you do in life, mostly you take chances… you gamble the present moment for a future gift… although you feed your body and feed your mind, your hiding soul starve and famish for  love and affection… and seldom you can dare to love not caring for the consequences that may lead to pain… one way or another, you have to admit it! Love hurts! 愛は痛み! … and yet… taking no chance may prove the biggest risk of all!

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CREDITS:

Model: Andreea Paltineanu

MUA: Andreea Dumitrescu

Text/Photo/Editing: Zsigmond Báthori ( me 🙂 )

PS: I do know that the previous teaser announced an accommodation shooting with TIMEA … a bit more patience please, soon it will follow… PROMISE!

01/11/2013

TEASER TIMEA ( accommodation shooting )

Filed under: accommodation, Black and white, Color, model shooting, TFCD — Tags: , , , , , , — bathori @ 11:27 pm

Recently I asked Timea out to pose a bit for me, in order to study her in front of my camera… same day I shot her on film and digital as well… sort of accommodation shooting… so.. patience a bit and stay tuned!

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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…”

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