Mad Men Style. Sixties are back!

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Gusnyc, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York

    Last sunday I went to the premiere of the four season of Mad Men (a show about the advertising industry in the 60's) with a friend, who dressed up for the ocassion (there was a contest in the same event). I took my E-PL1 with me. After taking several pictures of her, I thought about the "art scenes". I almost never use them. I switched to the "grainy black and white". I think the results were very appropriate for the occasion.

    I know "art filters" are considered cheesy, but I have to admit that I had a blast. I played overexposing and framing the shots in a casual way. It gave me a journalist-vintage look, perfect for my friends 60's look.

    What do you think? I left more samples in my flickr account.


    <a href="" title="MM4 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837159061_762d45cff3_z.jpg "480" height="640" alt="MM4" /></a>

    <a href="" title="MM6 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837772078_9767ea401b_z.jpg "640" height="480" alt="MM6" /></a>

    <a href="" title="MM11 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837811028_47d8bf1cc3_z.jpg "640" height="480" alt="MM11" /></a>

    <a href="" title="MM8 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837772546_37979c4328_z.jpg "480" height="640" alt="MM8" /></a>

    <a href="" title="MM6 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837771858_63235f5a6d_z.jpg "480" height="640" alt="MM6" /></a>
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  2. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Not cheesy at all. Pretty cool.
    She looks great!
  3. Darell Miller

    Darell Miller Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    Three and Four are may favourites. I especially like the way you have blown out some of the background in number 4 to capture the tones on her face.
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  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Gus, I just checked out all of the photos of your MM Style shots and my two favorites didn't even make the cut here! They are MM5 and MM10 which I think are two of the best - naturally, since they're my favorites...and you know I have good taste!:thumbup:

    I posted my comments on your Flickr pages. I think you should add them here in a nice large size so we can see them the way they should be seen. Hint, hint.
  5. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    By BB request... (thanks! I am glad you like those pictures). I had fun taking them.

    <a href="" title="MM5 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837771604_d43104a521_b.jpg "768" height="1024" alt="MM5" /></a>

    <a href="" title="MM10 by Gus NYC, on Flickr"> 4837773062_c49fa44cba_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="MM10" /></a>
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  6. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    You nailed it!
    Great series... Love the low angles too... Very Retro
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey nice job, love MM11. The grainy B&W really accentuates the whites and draws my eye to her lovely eyes and it brings the image to life.