Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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transplant recipient

Without help from Bradley's mum this series would not have gotten very far.
I had major trouble getting in touch with people who have had a transplant because privicy laws stop me getting people contact info.
Katie put me intouch with the right people as she is very connected to the transplant community both in Canberra and Sydney!

Big thank you kaite

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This is my little brother Patch and he has known to people of the transplant list. First me and then his dad. Patch really wanted to be apart of this project because his dad died waiting for a kidney. Patch is my inspiration on strength!

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Burkey = Scott
Dylan = Kieran
Swapped them around to better match there ages!
Thanks burkey for being a part of it!

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Dylan suffers from CF like me. He had a double lung transplant a couple of years ago. It was amazing to see the change in him, I haven't seen him since before he had his transplant and to see the change. Well that thought is now my happy place. Seeing Dylan again and hearing his story made me what to include text to accompany the images. In the end I chose to leave it out. Each person shared their story with me, and that gave me something and pushed me to go further with the project. I wanted to keep that special and see if the images could stand alone!

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CHIRS IS MY BOSS!!!
HARD TO PHOTOGRAPH!!!
HOPE I'M NOT GETTING FIRED!!!

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I don't know if it is me or not but Robert looks yellow or at least his skin does.
I know that my home monitor is not calibrated so when I went to do the final edits I did it on a school monitor but then had to transfer them back to mine to send to the printers.
When the image came back he was still yellow!

Always check that the printer you send final images has a calibration so this doesn't happen!!!
My mums favourite is the head shot of robert she thinks it really connects with the viewer!!

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This was altogether one of the worst shoots.
I found Peter through another class mate and he was kind enough to do it at last min. I found because Peter only had a short amount of time the shoot was to rushed. He doesn't look relaxed at all, and what is more disappointing is that Peter pair was frizt the guy from the last shoot. Who's photos are amazing.
When I was editing these images Peter was the one that I stuffed most up on. I had to mask out the back ground and hair. On peters left hand shoulder you can see where I came into close with the ajustment brush.
Also I think the colour of his shirt is all wrong and makes his skin look a funny colour.

Taking everything away, all I would want from this is to make peter look more relaxed.

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This is Alf the nicest guy you will ever meet! He is the husband of my boss, and agreed to the shoot while we were out to dinner. Alf was a natural behind the camera I didn't really have to give him any direction at the shoot was completed in under 20 mins. Alf = Tim


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This guys name is Tim and he had a heart transplant in August of this year.

Tims shoot was really easy he was a great guy who was easy to talk to! I always found it really hard to talk to total strangers and then to ask them to take their clothes off!
I find the face/head shot to be a little under exposed. Which may be due to that fact the camera was further away in that shot. Other then that the camera settings always stayed the same.