Creating a portrait of David Cronenberg
So this is a shot, it's another shot that I did for Rolling Stone of David Cronenberg, the director. And David Cronenberg's known for slightly unusual strange movies, surreal movies, mystical movies and so and so. And doing a portrait of him I wanted to do a portrait of him that was slightly unusual. So what I planned and prepared for this was I went up to Toronto and did a fairly straightforward simply lit, black and white shot of him, just with a white background. And then I came back down to New York with the image and I made a 16 by 20 inch print, black and white print, silver gelatin print. And I put it basically on a on a black wall. And then I got this dish, this black dish which I filled with oil, and I lit the picture keeping the light off of the dish. And I got a perfect middle image in the dish of the sixty twenty gelatin print. And that enabled me to move the oil on the surface. So I was able to move the oil across the surface of the dish and that distorted...
the image. And after a while, just with a stick, I could make all-- I could draw all kinds of different images. So that's how this image was done. So once again, it's thinking, preparation, preparation, preparation, concept, you know. The shot is very straightforward, it's just lit with one light, there's not-- it's not special tricky light or any, it's straightforward. So therefore you, with the correct reasoning and preparation, you can create a shot like this. (somber music)