First Looks! In The Studio July 11, 2019

Here are a few photographs from last week’s work and a few thoughts that lead to creating these images. The first three images explore the idea of something fracturing our world. It might be something foreign from another dimension or a deity.  It can also be a fractured relationship caused by an outsider or ourselves.  The last two images can be interpreted as something controlling our world. Of course how you interpret these images is absolutely correct.

All images were created on set, no digital manipulation required.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

First Looks are my initial reactions. It usually takes days or weeks before I’m comfortable deciding if something makes the cut. Editing, selecting which pieces make it and which ones don’t, is one of the most difficult parts of the process. The images you see here are either ones that might be finished or inspire ideas worth pursuing.

First Looks! In The Studio July 2, 2019

Here are a few photographs from last week’s work. We started by exploring characters in separate dimensions with a central figure able to impact their surrounding environments. Alternatively, they represent the central character’s struggle with balancing conflicting ideals and emotions. Later we moved into exploring how two characters locked in separate dimensions could engage one another.

All images were created on set, no digital manipulation required.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

First Looks! In The Studio June 25, 2019

Here are a few photographs from Tuesday’s work. You can think about these narratives in many ways. One way is to see them as all parts of one person’s conscious and unconscious mind. The characters in them representing either archetypes or emotions ranging from desire to self-doubt.

The nature of consciousness has always been one of my muses. I remember as kid no older than 7 or 8 using a mirror to look into the pupils of my eyes and wondering if I could see myself. My curiosity surrounding that muse has a lot to do with creating and exploring these fractured worlds for the last few months.

All images were created on set, no digital manipulation required.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

First Looks! In The Studio June 19, 2019

Here a few photographs from Wednesday’s work. We are experimenting with new ways of fracturing things in the last two. The first ones were in search of a story that I believe I figured out after thinking about them for a couple of days. A few more days of experimenting in the studio and then we’ll see if we can pull it off next week.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

First Looks are my initial reactions. It usually takes days or weeks before I’m comfortable deciding if something makes the cut. Editing, selecting which pieces make it and which ones don’t, is one of the most difficult parts of the process. The images you see here are either ones that might be finished or inspire ideas worth pursuing.

First Looks! In The Studio June 5, 2019

Here a few photographs from Wednesday’s work. We set out to explore consciousness and dreamscapes in the first setup. Then we moved into duality. Physical and psychological opposites. Created on set, no digital manipulation required.

Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation
Tom Suhler New Image, No Digital Manipulation

First Looks are my initial reactions. It usually takes days or weeks before I’m comfortable deciding if something makes the cut. Editing, selecting which pieces make it and which ones don’t, is one of the most difficult parts of the process. The images you see here are either ones that might be finished or inspire ideas worth pursuing.