model: lexi

this is from a shoot we had a while ago. i feel like playing around with textures and things lately, and i 
really like how this turned out. here are the steps i took:

so i grabbed the original image, and i wanted it to be a square crop but there wasn't enough wall around 
for the composition i wanted. so i went ahead and stretched the wall, paintings bits in and using the 
healing brush and stamp tool like crazy.

then i edited the colours using my curves actions. i made it look really washed out in colours, but punchy
in the tones. to get the final picture, i layered a few long shutter photos i took while dan was driving 
around. because of the red/purple hue to those night shots and the layer style i had them on, they really 
enhanced the colours of the image awesomly! overall i adjusted the curves a little more - darkened just 
the blacks and made the whole image lighter to match the graffiti lights.

was thinking of making a series out of this? but if i do, i want to make them all quite different looking to
each other. the same thing again and again just like this would probably be boring..

anyway - prepare for a few more blog posts tonight! im home doing nothing.