One Step Closer

Taken for the Active Assignment Weekly! group. This week's assignment: Music to Your Ears

 

Linkin Park: One Step Closer

Don't worry, I am not about to break and I if I am one step closer to the edge then the edge is nevertheless still far away...

However this song came to my mind when I was cutting ths edge to my hair. And so I thought I might as well use this together with my screaming face (which has somehow become a classic in the meantime...)

 

What it took: In order to get the one step closer to the edge of good taste I used a combination of famous techniques here.

In RAW I boosted the clarity to 100 % which already starts to emphasize the contrasts (of wrinkles especially) and desaturated the picture. This kind of processing is inspired by the famous Andrzej Dragan whose style might be the most copied of modern times (Just google "Dragan" and look for the picture results...).

However the outcome was still not sufficient so I used a technique presented by here by Russell Brown (my favorite PS teacher. In this video he however presents a processing style from Calvin Hollywood, whom I also adore for his skills. So now you know it and I have done my task of cross referencing. Just take every style you like in a mixer, blend it and voilà.

 

Maybe you dare the full size?

See the previous pic to see how I got rid of the hair...

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Taken on June 25, 2010
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