I had the pleasure of photographing Baltimore Panorama Artist Christos J. Palios recently. Christos and I go back to a different time and place. We worked together in cube land for a number of years. We both sought our own new paths in an abrupt fashion (our company went belly up). Christos is a super talented panorama photographer. His work is in priviate collections world-wide. You need to check out his work at www.christospalios.com.
One of the great things about photographing another photographer is that they automatically get what you’re trying to do. You speak the same language of visual literacy. Christos was totally ok with shooting in Oella’s abandoned water driven power plant. I told him it fit his zeitgeist. The roof was gone, windows gone, floor rotting, grafitti on the walls and a several ton iron turbine rusted amid saplings growing through the floor. I lit Christos with a combination of natural light and 400 watt seconds of Lumedyne strobe. I used a 30′ grid gaffed to the head for some shots and a medium Chimera softbox for others. My favorite is the hard light shot of him with his tripod in the foreground. Which is your favorite? Leave a comment or a question.