This is a recent example of such staging:
On this occasion I was attracted by the colours and the texture of the seaweed. The image worked better with the seaweed wet rather than dry.
If the image works then I reshoot with my film cameras. This rarely happens. One occasion when it did.
I've started back working on my sea abstracts and pink gum and Xanthorrhoea projects which have been constructed in terms of DIY books in progress. It has been several months since I worked on them. I've been waiting for Posthaven to get their publishing platform up and running after migrating the work from Posterous.
I've also been scoping for subjects for an 8x10 colour shoot. The new Toyo double sided film holders are loaded with film--Kodak Ecktar 100ASA. I've returned to a number of locations that I had in mind, but winter has changed things dramatically. The winter grasses have returned and its a green world now as opposed to the dry landscape of a few months ago.
It's been frustrating as possible location after location has been rejected. I'm going to have to start with a couple of abstracts of the redgum trunks in the reserve across the road from the studio.