11 May The excavator – Pedro Perez
Today we are chatting with Pedro Perez,who tells us how he put together this light painting photograph.
How did the idea of making this picture come about?
The thing with light painting is that you never know where inspiration is going to come from. This was certainly the case with this photo where the idea for the photograph came from a most unexpected source.
I was on vacation in Boniches, where my parents have a little house. Right next door some friends were starting construction of a chicken coop so they had hired the excavator seen in the photo. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to take advantage of it and grab some quick photos that very night before curfew.
Can you tell us what steps you took to get the result we see?
Before I arrived at this photo, which is what I consider as the definitive version, I had done a number of different tests, both in terms of lighting and color combinations. In the end I opted for this one as I felt the shadows stood out more in this yellow tone than in the darker tones such as purple.