2016 Digital Open

2016 Digital Open: Gold Medal
Bernie Velasco

Corona Extra Desperate

Corona Extra Desperate by Bernie Velasco

This image aims to illustrate the raging conflict that is going on inside all of us when we make a stand against any kind of temptation.

The original inspiration came from an interclub competition theme of 'Reaching' and I was inspired to create a strong image that I could use to preach about temptation and our internal struggle against it.

Technical setup is a single studio light and white cardboard to reflect light from below.  As I was the model and I have no remote trigger I had the camera on 10 second timer.  I took a shot of my hand with the beer bottle, a shot of my hand reaching out, and of myself with my mouth wide open.  I put the image together in Photoshop.