cut the air


Cut the air ( cut , hair , hands , movement , passion , professional , salon , scissors , stylist )

The Magic project aims to invoke a feeling of wonder and offers something a bit unique and different. The image may be contemporary, abstract or strange looking with new eyes at its subject matter. How do we interpret this and what does it make us feel?

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This image was taken during a salon photo-shoot with a good friend who asked me to take photos during the day. It was one of those times when I expected to get one or two images that were spot on. While this was nice and crisp it did jump out at me after I slowed down the shutter speed and looked at the movement of the hands.

I loved working in monochrome on cut the air as it bring forward a slightly nostalgic feel like the 80’s posters that were in the salons at the time. I never get fed up with slowing down the time it takes to take an image as you often add to the image that is already there. Although I did take many images that day I was especially blessed with good lighting and customers who didn’t mind participating.Being quite a modern building helped with the backgrounds to the photos as it gave it lots of additional interest without distracting from the main focus of the image. I think that everyone loves to go and have their hair cut but there are few stylists that do it justice. The owner of the salon (or his hands shown) are almost dancing in the frame such as a conductor at a symphony hall. With waves of passion and vigour they shape and divide. And it’s all about people the one thing that is so hard to control and scares photographers the most.

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A2 Smooth Pearl, A3 + Lustre, A3 + Smooth Pearl, A3 Metallic Gloss, A3 Smooth Pearl, A4 Smooth Pearl