“Then and Now” – Ojai, California – Betina La Plante
Talk about creative ideas. I love this one! I suspect Betina’s idea should go viral eventually and inspire a lot of other photographers to try the same concept in interesting ways. What do you think?
The idea of people holding images to their faces is not a new one, by any means. People have photographed themselves replacing their own faces with shots from fashion magazines, album covers, etc. Early this year I saw the poster for the movie “Ides of March”, which shows half of Ryan Gosling’s face holding up a folded Time magazine with half George Clooney’s face on it to complete the ‘whole’. I thought that was a cool concept, but how much cooler would it be to use the same subject on both sides, depicting the passage of time on their face. I’d been helping Terence go through many of his old photographs, in order to choose which ones to include in his new memoir, so I knew I had some great straight on shots to work with, from when he was in his 30s. It was a last minute idea before he went to shoot a movie in Canada, but he was up to try it.
I had an hour to scan and print up several varying sizes of the photo that Terence is holding, in order to come up with the best life-size match.
This – though not entirely ingenious – is brilliant and I love that it was black and white! Then and now is most definitely amongst my top favourites. He was quite the looker back in his days
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