Bleach. Volume 1, Chapter 1 – ‘strawberry an the soul reapers’

So this is my take on photographing a book…

the image above was created by scanning in all the pages from bleach volume 1 chapter 1, i was going to do the whole book, but i thought it works nicely with words because it creates lines and space, but in a non structured graphic novel it might become to dark and cluttered. I then placed them all on top of each other on photoshop and changed the opacity, the higher layers had 5% and gradually worked down the the last layer which was 100%.

This image was created in exactly the same way, but i added the front and back cover as a layer changed the opacity to 70% and then overlayed the layers. I think it works well, the colour stand out against the black and white and adds my own unique twist to the technique. I’m almost tempted to buy the colour version of this book and see how the colours blend together.

this image is the same as the one above, apart from the layer effect i chose was colour, i’ve never had a use for this particular choice but it works so well, combining a dull messy greyscale image with a clean cut, bright colour layer to make it pop.

These almost remind me of my anime work, which you can see a few posts down.

Idris Khan

Idris Khan has always been an inspiration to me, not only are his images beautiful and captivating, but his approach is unique. Most of his work is based on Bernd and Hilla Becher . But his work which i most admire and is most relevant is his work with music sheets, Art books and the Quran…

i’ve been thinking about using this technique for my photographing manga books, however i don’t want to just copy him i want to create a new approach to this, but i have no idea how. I thought of scanning all the pages. i might try photographing the pages and scanning them and see how that comes out. finger crossed.