Whimsy Canvas :: Fine Art Photography

November 24, 2010

LA Butoh Session | Isaac Bekker

Filed under: movement — Tags: , , , , , — artsychameleon | fotografi @ 7:29 pm

I hate it when I forget to check my manual settings. Mind you, these images were taken in the middle of LA’s sunniest day so clearly my settings were off. But as I looked at the first image, I was intrigued by the accidental darkness and felt compel to embrace the basic and unrefined quality of these moments. So, here they are 110% SOOC [straight out of the camera] with no cropping alteration, no color correction, no lighting enhancement and no editing whatsoever. I should preface it by saying that this doesn’t, in any way, mean that I won’t be retouching my images from now on ;). It’s simply an exercise to explore a new way of seeing.





Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!
“Reflect each day on all you have to be grateful for.” – Chuck Danes

{View Part 1}
Photographer Assistant: {Lathrop Walker}
Location: {Griffith Park}
Gear Bag: {Canon 5D Mark II} {Canon 100m 2.8L Macro} {Canon 28-135mm 3.5-5.6}

© Agnes Muljadi All Rights Reserved
My images are not to be used, copied, edited, or blogged without my written permission.


  1. These are AWESOME accidents there lady! If only my accidents could turn out like this. I love #3 and 4 for their surreal color qualities. But my absolute favorite is #1! OMG that is an amazing composition, and the red from the ribbon defies you not to look at it. My thoughts immediately flew to Titus, and any picture that can make me think of the Bard, is a great picture indeed. As always, fantastic work, even if accidental! :)

    Comment by scottcbrown — November 24, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

  2. O. M. G. These images are just so far beyond anything I have ever seen from you. A multi-quanta leap in imagery. I am completely, totally stunned. Not enough superlatives to describe adequately…so how about “wow?”

    Comment by Preston — November 24, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  3. The first and last one are my favorite…

    Comment by Simi — November 24, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

  4. Oh goodness Agnes, what an unimaginable leap you have taken! I think you should forget checking your camera settings more often ;-) WOW, I do not know what to say except that I respect and admire your talent, innovation, and ability to recreate the boundaries of photography. You do it so effortlessly and I cannot believe that these are sooc! WOW, WOW, WOW! I cannot possibly choose a favourite as they all are clearly a product of incredible vision and precision. Look you have created your very own Avatar! Hats off to you my genius friend.

    Comment by Gianni — November 24, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  5. A wild series Agnes!
    Very creative and awesome blue tone!
    For my favorite, I’ll go with the third!

    Comment by Lilian — November 25, 2010 @ 12:16 am

  6. juat dope. even being there that day i don’t know how these came out like this. just dope. really great challenge to explore your images in a different way.

    Comment by lathropw — November 25, 2010 @ 1:42 am

  7. I love them the way they are!! The last one is my favourite!! Love the blues, very moody and creative!! Its good to try something new to see what you get & not every picture has to be done perfect to come out perfect!! Keep experimenting, I love this!!

    Comment by TimbarikaDoll — November 25, 2010 @ 2:27 am

  8. WOW Artsy, these are brilliant SOOCs, love the dark tones, sometimes in photography (like in Life) unexpected surprises happen that guide us into a new direction or not :)
    my fave is the first one, but love them all, Fantastic work dear !!! xoxo

    Comment by CoolAzerty — November 25, 2010 @ 3:43 am

  9. A happy accident indeed , or maybe not , it was supposed to happen ;-) , you love what you do and it shows .Very dramatic series , this darkness adds more interest in Isaacs performance , looks as it was shot inside of a theatre . Stunning . My favorite are # 1 ( an Epic image ) and # 3 ( i feel a very interesting transformation here , back to the ellement ).You are an incredible artist , XOXO :)

    Comment by azraviolet 9 — November 25, 2010 @ 5:35 am

  10. My first thought was – Gollum….the shot when your model is biting in the tree is awesome….you have made a great series again and this time totally different.

    Comment by Glenn — November 25, 2010 @ 11:20 am

  11. Love the first one (of course:-)
    Pretty scary but the humor in the last two rounds things off.

    Comment by Jane — November 26, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

  12. the 2nd image is my pick! like the lighting and the priceless expression.

    Comment by fiziskandarZ — November 29, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

  13. I keep returning to this set. I have never seen anything that seems to just touch my psyche as the first image in the set. It’s like I’ve been there some time in the distant past, watching someone in some low place suffering, helpless. Incredible work. Simply incredible.

    Comment by Preston — December 2, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

  14. I thought I posted a comment to this one!! …must have been interrupted! I thought this was brave and bold of you to post these because they were such a surprise for you. They are very different. But there’s something very intriguing about that darkness. The real question is could you do it again if you wanted to achieve a similar sense? ;-) I like the first one most. And then the 4th one next. Very intriguing style. This could be a very new way of seeing…good for you to risk posting these. Just great!

    Comment by PrayerSpaces — December 4, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

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