You may have noticed that I haven’t touched upon the subject of the Esquire Magazine Richard Armitage shoot.
I haven’t mentioned the pictures, nor have I tortured them with my limited PS skills or disembowelled them for my own amusement.
The truth is all the first immediate ideas I had (once I came round after passing out at the sheer beauty) had already been realised by others: Bond? Check! Cary Grant? Yup!
Sit there and lick the screen? You bet!
I usually like to add, subtract, filter or crop an image to scratch a need, to test an idea, to push the boundaries of the original,
annoy photography purists, but with this set there was nothing, no impulses I wanted to act upon.
Apart from a slight crop, what else could I do to heighten the senses and boost emotional response?
What could Photoshop and my imagination come up with that could perfect the perfect?
That is why today I shall stick with simplicity, at least until these photos relinquish control over my sensibilities, or another RA photoshoot pops up and I can take these picture down from the plinth their beauty has placed them on.
Ok, maybe just a quick silly one for the road…