Tuesday, February 12, 2008

the other side of the camera...

erin and i had a great weekend cruising the gulf of mexico and eventually strolling through mexico. we carried but one camera, one lens (we are not insured out of the country and i can't lie) and of course it turns out mexico is the best place i've ever been to take pictures. it made us want to call everyone we've ever taken pictures of and tell them to fly down to cozumel to re do their shoots.

most of the locals are very poor and clearly have very little. still we found ourselves really envious of the culture. they seem to have much more wealth in that department. i think that's the case in most areas like this though. one way that came out was how they decorate. there are so many vibrant colors in cozumel. the streets just popped out. granted a lot of it was the yellow in the corona signs but still. at least they weren't neon bud light signs. why we don't use more primary colors in the states, i don't know (and yes i know yellow is not a primary color).

anyway, erin and i snuck away and had ourselves a mini modeling shoot. thankfully for you all she was the model and i was the one taking pictures. i've been doing so much editing lately, i haven't shot that much. it was fun to be the photographer for a photographer. we had a good time and i thought others might want to see the person who is usually behind the camera. more to come.




7 comments:

John Mark said...

1. that picture of erin is awesome.

2. yellow's not a primary color?

Corey Nolen said...

no, apparently yellow did not make the cut. i actually had to check on that before i wrote and then act like i knew it all along. it is technically a secondary color or subtractive color. it, despite its warm & bubbly persona, is actually one of the 3 (cyan, magenta) that work together to create black (or darkness if you will). yellow is like the wolf in sheep's clothing and it has tricked us all into thinking it is a primary and working towards goodness (or lightness if you still will). i would say yellow's best (most sly) move was being identified and linked with the sun. what brings more light than the sun? but i ask, what burns you up if you get too close... that's right, the sun... furthermore, yellow. beware of the secondary colors, they are impostors.

John and Amanda said...

I'm laughing at your synopsis of "yellow"- you had too much fun with that one! :) Great pic of Erin! LOVE how her highlights stick out in her hair! Did you do that in photoshop? I just bought the new CS3 and a Canon 55mm 1.4/f lens (couldnt' afford the 1.2/f)- waiting patiently for everything to come in the mail... it takes forever over here! :) Glad ya'll had a good time on the cruise! Can't wait to see more pics! Every shoot you guys do it seems you can't get any better, but somehow you do! Hope to see more pics soon!

Jessica said...

LOVE this picture!!! it looks like y'all had such a great time...keep up the posting, i'm really enjoying it!

Anonymous said...

i have to admit...i'm surprised about the yellow too.

i love this picture and am not surprised at how gorgeous erin is or how well you took this picture, corey.

it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

oops...that was me.

keely

Leigh said...

This is a gorgeous portrait!