Today's Lunch Special: Refired Beams*

Just a little out of the box thinking for your Thursday lunch break.

Hollywood-based photographer David Myrick [website|twitter] had a pretty cool idea when shooting stills for the electronic group, The Glitch Mob: Strobe them on white, then dress them in white -- and then rephotograph them while projecting them … onto themselves.

I can't quite put my finger on why I like it. I just like it.

*Yes, I do realize that may be the single-worst headline pun ever spawned by this blog. Apologize? Never. I live for bad puns.



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Blogger Chip Kalback said...

What a cool idea, and The Glitch Mob make some great music as well

June 02, 2011 12:03 PM  
Blogger As Seen by Janine said...

David Myrick's shoot was artistic brilliance. And your pun title was also brilliant - don't you dare apologize for it! Janine

June 02, 2011 1:31 PM  
Blogger Alex Lippisch said...

This is great!. As I wrote on my own blog, this is a refreshing example of using digital technology tools mixed with lighting imagination, to create a unique visual expression.

June 02, 2011 2:14 PM  
Blogger S.L. Dixon said...

Nice, but it's been done before. Michel Gondry used the trick in a White Stripes music video, "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" - and he did in in motion no less.

June 02, 2011 4:34 PM  
Blogger Obi-Wan said...

That's an interesting concept. Very distinct results. I'm just happy to finally find somebody who uses a rainbow neck strap similar to mine!

Nanoo, nanoo!

June 02, 2011 5:14 PM  
Blogger Prasann Patel said...

Can anyone help me find the name of the music track used near the end of this piece?

June 02, 2011 6:12 PM  
Blogger Dave-Keller Photography said...

Very cool idea!

David – you should be PUNished.

Pransann: Bewteen Two Points by The Glitch Mob

June 02, 2011 9:12 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

GREAT pun.....I'm now in the mood for some Taco Bell....

June 02, 2011 10:25 PM  
Blogger Harry P said...

Genius, what an amazing idea!

June 02, 2011 10:41 PM  
Blogger Ron Nabity said...

This effect reminds me of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, in one part where the statues come to "life" - they were moving images of faces projected onto white statue heads. (circa 1970)

Cool stuff.

June 03, 2011 2:41 AM  
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June 03, 2011 2:55 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

That is WILD!

June 03, 2011 8:57 AM  
Blogger John said...

Now that is some cool innovation!

June 04, 2011 10:05 AM  
Blogger jmac said...

dude, I'm glad you didn't have any of those refired beams while you were on the bus...joe

June 04, 2011 10:40 PM  
Blogger Paulo Rodrigues said...

That's brilliant, I wonder if they were inspired by Muse. They did a video with a very similar concept, I think it might have been for supermassive black hole

June 05, 2011 4:38 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Gotta say it didn't do much for me.

June 05, 2011 7:12 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...


Given the way he shoots, I am guessing Myrick has long since evolved past the need to please every single viewer of his photos. That need is probably the most limiting thing that can happen to a photographer. I am working hard to get past it, too.

June 05, 2011 6:59 PM  
Blogger George Aubrey said...

Very creative. Photoshop without Photoshop. I like it.

June 13, 2011 8:09 PM  

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