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blackshadow
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 04:42
Below is the first of my shots to make it on to the cover of a publication. The band is Muse and the photo was taken earlier this year.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2248/1915226099_a95ff7827f_o.jpg
Enjoy!

TTk
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 04:54
Its cool i like it..

taygull
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 05:13
Congrats...you need to frame one.

blackshadow
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 06:15
Thanks and the framing is a great idea!

Inspired Photography
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 07:01
Nice work Richard! Awesome stuff!

Do you have the original to share also? I love to see how the image started life ;)

Rob

narlus
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 08:08
nicely done richard!

btw, for whomever asked, here's the original
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=270905&highlight=muse

thelightofsound
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 10:41
congrats. nice work.

DwightMcCann
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 13:18
After all the years we've been working on you and you still clipped the guitar head, sigh. :-) Absolutely phenomenal!

thelightofsound
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 13:52
After all the years we've been working on you and you still clipped the guitar head, sigh. :-) Absolutely phenomenal!

speaking of which, did anyone see the boss on the rolling stone cover??

skifurthur
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 14:29
Congratulations. Each accomplishment like this really gives you a nice boost. Ride that wave.

roman_t
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 14:36
many shots of yours could be a cover.my congratulations!

blackshadow
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 15:34
Thanks all and Dwight I didn't crop the headstock the art department did!

taygull
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 16:08
Thanks all and Dwight I didn't crop the headstock the art department did!

Yep we take'm and they butcher them.....

It is funny how in the publication world (even top notch glamour) the idea they have of what makes a great shot and what us photographers think are greats shots can be dramatically different.

narlus
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 16:13
hey richard, did you do the PP to reduce the weird glare/shadow on matt's face from his metallic guitar in the original, or did the mag staff do that?

DwightMcCann
8th of November 2007 (Thu), 16:24
Thanks all and Dwight I didn't crop the headstock the art department did!

In all honesty, it never really occurred to me otherwise! AD are notorious! I just figure that I'm getting paid so they can do what they want ... maybe a tear sheet but not my portfolio. ;)

René Damkot
9th of November 2007 (Fri), 17:06
Nice image, crap layout.
Anyhow: Congrats!

johnms88
11th of November 2007 (Sun), 12:30
Congrats!

blackshadow
11th of November 2007 (Sun), 19:41
Thanks people.

Narlus the PPing to reduce the glare was done by the mag art department.

johnstoy
13th of November 2007 (Tue), 06:09
Yeah, I remember this one. Great shot.
It's great that you got them to choose one of so many of your good/strong shots... Hopefully they'll resort to more of your work when they need pics... Might want to follow through with your most recent selection of "best shots" available from your fine work, by sending them an updated sampler CD? Or have you already given them a bunch of samples... Your persistent, quality work is destined to succeed... (I call this part of work "progressive and cumulative success")...Therefore things can only get better... Have a cold brewski on me... Cheers.

Michael
13th of November 2007 (Tue), 06:34
Richard, well done! Its always great when you get published! Muse is my friends favourite band too, better not let him see this :P.

TitusvilleSurfer
15th of November 2007 (Thu), 16:59
I thought that was a beard lol