No 3d, just milk, high speed photography and bit of Photoshop.
AurumLight Studio, a London-based conceptual photography business, is making a splash with its fresh take on old pin-up photos. Pouring milk on models.
Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by 1940′s pin-ups but has added a twist!
Each girl in the calendar isn’t wearing real clothing, but MILK.
Wieczorkiewicz used high-speed cameras to capture milk as it was poured on each model’s body to create the illusion of clothing. Over 200 frames are used to complete each image!
Jaroslav is a Polish photographer that hails from London. He has a Fine Arts background with a degree is Architecture–which taught him how to solve lots of complex problems. That problem solving helped with the founding of this studio: AurumLight. The studio specializes in limited calendars, advertising, and conceptual photography; and they’ve had many campaigns in Europe and the US.
So when we found Jaroslav’s Milk PinUps, we were very intrigued as to how they were done.
The style and look of the photography brings you back to the pin-ups that proliferated in
mid last century, with such iconic stars like of Marylin Monroe, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Rita Hayworth and countless other timeless beauties.
Milky Pinups, aims at replicating those popular pin-ups of that bygone era, and does so quite convincingly, adding an original element through milk in place of clothes.
Some illustrations need around 200 frames to make sure that we have everything, others even more than that.
The bottom line is that every single element you see in the final illustration comes from a RAW photograph–it is not painted in Photoshop. The number of frames with separate splashes of milk are layered in Photoshop and carefully seamlessly mixed to complete the dress.
Post production can take anything from a few hours to a few days, it all depends on how elaborate the illustration is.
“I am just used to projects with a long creative process which pay offs in the long run and I just like to take my time.”
“I love to shoot and work with people, there is nothing better than that but I like the post production process too. You need to be happy with sitting for hours working with photoshop . It is 21st century darkroom, you can love it or hate it, but that is a reality”.
Phase One IQ180
+Lens Schneider 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Lens
+Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 70-200mm F2.8
Gitzo GT5660SCT Giant with a Manfrotto 405 Geared head
Paul C Buff, Einstein E640
+ 86″ PLM, Giant softbox, giant stripbox
Paul Buff Cyber Commander
… and many liters of Milk…