2014 Digital Open Colour

2014 Digital Open Colour: Gold Medal
Scott Fowler, EFIAP FPSNZ PPSA BPSA

Depression

Depression by Scott Fowler, EFIAP FPSNZ PPSA BPSA

This image was taken in a place where I run my workshops, it is a room that has history; you can feel it when you enter it. Just look at the floor.  The story I tried to create here is of a farmworker, home from work having a beer; life is not great. The use of shadows is to tell of a darker side of his life. The place has basics of life, sink, chair, beer, boots, oilskin and a door to keep the world out.

Technically, it was taken using natural light, with care to get the most information in my camera as possible. Then processed using Photoshop CS5 & Nik Software.