An example of the post production I applied to each of the images within my series is shown below.
Image 8 prior to editing:
Image 8 after editing:
Hue orange: +3
Hue yellow: +2
Noise reduc: 20
At the start of my PB3 I wrote:
Musicians exist within a strange place in space and time. When a musician enters a venue, they leave aspects of themselves behind: their dayjob, their problems, their partners, their friends, their fears, their insecurities. Musicians put on the mask of performance and they become more than human, they become an object, an idol, a thing of beauty, a thing that is objectified, a thing that is desired, a thing.
The lights, they encourage us to view musicians in this way, they enhance the experience of performance, they enhance the separation between musician as more than human and audience as meer viewer. The musician is splashed with colour, their features distorted and intensified. The stage, the instruments, the outfits, the energy they only seek to enhance this separation and way of viewing musicians.
We look at them, we watch them, we sing along with them, we love them, we adore them, we appreciate them in this moment. But when this moment is over, when this moment is done, the musician leaves and takes off the mask of performance.. The musician unceremoniously coils their leads, the stack their cymbols, they zip away their mics and they go home, back to their lives, back to being just a human.
My final series:
Until next time,
Louise Alice Wilson