Jaime Alvarez's photo post is part of an occasional series of images taken in artists' studios when Jaime is shooting professional images of artworks. (Jaime is also a fine art photographer and member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery.) The candy-colored object is a calibration tool to help the photographer calibrate the color for the photo shoot. The mysterious hand is the hand of the artist helping out by holding the calibration tool for the photographer. Jaime's images are working images made in support of the finished photographs. This is a behind-the-scenes look at a working process the photographer uses to "get it right." The photos have some whimsy and mystery, and we love the calibration tool, which reminds us of an eye shadow makeup kit. --the artblog editors
Welcome to “Artists I’ve Shot,” a series created by Jaime Alvarez. The series revolves around photographs of a calibration target that is placed in front of an artist’s work in order to achieve consistent color throughout a shoot.
These photographs were never really intended for public use, but as Jaime’s client list and collection of photographs grew, a quirky series emerged. Through this process of documentation, Jaime intends to bridge the gap between art viewers and artists.
Each 3rd Thursday of every month, a new artist will be highlighted, and a link to their website will be displayed along with the image.
For more information on Jaime, visit him at http://www.jaimephoto.com.
Christina P. Day
Shot: September 17, 2012