This is my first post in a series of BTS (Behind The Scene) posts regarding my latest photography idea “What happened to my Teddy?”
In this series you will follow me from idea to final result.
I got the idea for this image when I lay in my bed. I was thinking about a background I wanted to create, a landscape with a road and a house. This was my main idea, and I love creating images so I needed a story, suddenly I saw a boy with a flashlight in his hand. I remember I start thinking what’s the idea of standing there with a flashlight? I need the boy to target something with the flash. Then I saw a broken teddy bear in my mind. I don’t know why, but maybe because I wanted some emotions to the story and a broken Teddy is mostly something you are not happy about as a child.
I need more to the story, what did this terrorist action to this teddy?
A dog? Horse? Car? Or Aliens? An Alien should be cool; it will also make the image harder to create. I want a spaceship with an Alien leaving the place. The boy will not notice it though the broken teddy is more important for him than the environment. I also love lighting effect and the Alien ship will bring that to my image.
And as usual I mostly start to sketch my ideas. I do this because I want to know what elements I need to the image, and when I’m start painting my creative brain part starts see more things I want to bring to the image.
I this case I created footprints from an Alien, moon, lights from some of the house window(s) etc.
When I was done with the image I start looking for spaceship Model on eBay and a cute Teddy Bear I found this Alien ship model and this teddy. Cost me about $50.
So as soon the weather got better I will take a tour with my car and look for locations for my background to start with.
to be continued…