A Shoot With Cunao with Production Notes

We were running behind on the shoot due to rain and train troubles but it gave me time to explore some other possible locations in Long Island City. The neighborhood is adorned by rusted industrial ruin, corner stores, old apartment buildings and fancy modern condos. My goal with Julio Montero (of Cunao) was to showcase his many roles of his one-man Latin music band and place him in the backdrop of the city he grew up in (he now lives in L.A.). I always like learning where an artist was raised since this environment is what informs his work.

This photo was shot at the end of the street from the graffiti mecca 5Pointz in about 15-20 mintues. The process of piecing 35 images together took about five hours. After we finished, we had a beer and discussed art. Great time.
Production Specs:

+ Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 lens at F2.8
+ Tripod
+ Camera triggered with el cheapo shutter release cable (a note about this: I hardly ever shoot with my tripod — more like never — but I had to do it this time to make sure that all of the poses matched with the framed scene.)
+ Pieced together in Adobe CS5. Further processing in Lightroom 3

Click to enlarge.

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2 responses

  1. I like the effects. And the open guitar case – nice touch!

    June 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  2. Pingback: A New Portrait of Cunao « Carlos Detres Photography

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