This torn off piece of a manila envelope developed a nice patina after being stored in a box since 1997. I taped the subject to a green file folder with double sided tape in the middle so the edges would remain off the background creating shadows to give it depth. In Photoshop, I added brush strokes with no color to retain the original color of the folder. The lens was a Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (an extremely sharp lens) at a distance of 2 ft. There were 2 Elinchom EL500 strobe lights with 10° grids on either side at 45° angles, 2.5 ft. from the subject, but I didn’t use flash. I shot with the incandescent modeling lamps only to add warmth to the manila.
Seeing all those stamps makes me wonder what had been in that envelope. Was it a letter? A photograph?
Being the master colourist that you are, the combination of the colours of the folder and the envelope make the stamps stand out. I like the way that you took the folder and added a painterly look to it adding depth to the colour.
Also the envelope seems to be hovering over the folder again adding depth.
It was a photo from a fan who saw me play at the gig I was doing in Seoul, South Korea. She became a regular
at the club while I was there.
I didn’t want to drag out a seamless paper background on a stand for such a small scrap of paper, and the folder filled the bill just fine with a little texture adjustment.
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