Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pink Gauze Fundoshi - Part 1

Another new fundoshi design in a vibrant pink gauze that I can't quite remember doing, or what I intended....oh well!  

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 I see that I made stripes across the panel...
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 And there also seems to be some angled lines....
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 I must admit, it looks better on than as a stand-alone fabric design....
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fundoshi Of Black Voile - A New Design And A New Shoot - Part 1

If you follow my tumblr account, you will have noticed a recent series of photos in underwear other than fundoshi. While taking those, I did put together a couple of series in fundoshi and here is the first one.
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 I only have about four or five fundoshi designs that I haven't already done a photo shoot of. Since there really isn't a need to design more (as you have seen over the years, I have quite a few fundoshi at my disposal), I don't know when any new shoots will happen after the last remaining are catalogued. 
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Here is a take on a design I've done on other colors and fabrics with a bleached stripe down the middle and sides. 
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For this one, instead of using painted strokes, I dabbed instead, giving it a star-like appearance. 

 While taking the photos, I normally have a mirror set up behind the camera so I can check on the poses, look, etc. I noticed how sheer this fabric is and tried to capture that in a few shots. 
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fundoshi Rehash 33 - Black Voile

I know this seems a bit out of order, but I have been updating loosely based on the look of the rehash photos. The extras fundoshi pictures from this shoot only had enough for about 1.5 rehashes, so I just did one. Lazy me!!!!

Once again, I found the originals a bit soft and wanted to change that up a bit. I also purposefully made the originals light and airy. For this rehash, I wanted if I could put a little more mood onto them. 

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The first change came with just using a filter called Definition....and you can see above what it did. 

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fundoshi rokushaku 
Next up was using the Edge Sharpen filter and I also added a bit of a dark vignette around the edges of the photos. After that, I used a filter I haven't played with yet called Polarize and really liked what it did. For the final look below, I adjusted the contrast until I was pleased! 
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fundoshi Rehash 35 - Deep Burgundy Gauze Part 2

Shots from the original shoot can be found here and here. For this set of fundoshi extra photos, I wanted an 'almost' black and white look. 
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Since the focus on these is soft, I sharpened them up a bit by increasing the exposure, contrast, black point and a few other filter tweaks. Of course, you can see I used the edge sharpen filter again, making the individual hairs stand out. 
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To achieve the final look above, I converted to black and white, then backed off of it by about 25%. This left a slight hint of color....and I was done! 
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fundoshi Rehash 32 - Black and White Gauze Part 3

Originally seen herehere and here, this is the third set of fundoshi rehash photos from the surplus vault. For the first set, I did some subtle changes to make the photos pop out a bit more than the originals. The second rehash set took a more vibrant approach and I attempted to use the non-word neony to describe the look. Today, a bit of my favorite black and white take on the photos.

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The first step was to play a bit with the exposure by increasing it. At the same time, I increased the black point because the I wanted a very stark black and white for the final result.
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I then bumped up the contrast quite a bit and increased the saturation. For the black and white filter, I kept the reds at 100% and put the greens at 59% and the blues at 15%. This gave me the desired blow-out effect I wanted. The final step below was to use the edge sharpen filter since the original photos were inherently soft. 
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fundoshi Rehash 40 - Purple Gauze Look 3, Part 2

The original photos can be found herehere and here. In a previous rehash set, I removed some of the red and pink tones that were part of the lighting. For this set of surplus fundoshi photos, I decided to turn up the colors a bit and to blow out the skin tones.
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fundoshi rokushaku



First, a little change of the light, turning up the warm tones. 
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Next, the exposure was blown out a bit. I then played with the color saturation and vibrancy to ensure the shadows were showing reds instead of blacks. 

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fundoshi Rehash 25 - Sarashi Fundoshi - Part 3

The original photo shoots can be seen herehere and here. You can also see it in this kimono photo set. All these were using a fundoshi make of traditional sarashi fabric from Japan. In previous rehashes of the surplus pictures, I went with a black and white, then with a softening of the mood. Today, I take a little more harsh approach. 
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fundoshi rokushaku 

I started by increasing the exposure quite a bit. You can see how some of the white fabric is a bit blown out by this. 
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fundoshi rokushaku 

Then, the contrast was upped a bit, making the blow-out even more pronounced. I then tweaked the blacks a bit and increased the definition. To get to the final look below, I used one of my favorite tools - the edge sharpen filter. Now, it is how I wanted - a bit harsh with a graphic feel.
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