Mike Kobal

October 26, 2009

Lower East Side People: Canon 5D mark II

Lowa East Side People: Canon 5D mark II from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Video portraits: The idea was to shoot video that looks like “breathing” photographs and use transitions that look like closing and opening aperture blades on a large format camera. The east village is the perfect place for this kind of project, known for its diverse community, one will find the most interesting faces to photograph. Tripod, 5D2 with 100mm 2 and 75mm-150mm, one afternoon of shooting. Enjoy! Music: http://mathieu.lozinguez.free.fr/

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 10:04 pm

20 Comments »

  1. Brilliant!

    Another captivating short film by Mike Kobal.

    One to remember.

    I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

    Well done!

    Comment by Steady — October 26, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

  2. I stumbled on this by chance; totally brilliant!

    Comment by Steve — October 27, 2009 @ 3:45 am

  3. Awesome work! Simply beautiful. And inspirational. Good on you!

    Paul

    Comment by Paul Walden — October 27, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  4. Just came across this by pure chance and i was astonished by the original idea, very creative!
    And the result is simply amazing! You have my respect for this work, good job!!!

    Hugo

    Comment by Hugo Neto — October 27, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  5. breath taking

    Comment by Charlane Brady — October 28, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

  6. beautiful images but what up with the oom-pa-pa music. That I would change. A bit cliche of the same tired tenement-era LES. PIck it up and back it to something else.

    Comment by LES — October 28, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

  7. hello,
    nice piece you did !

    i’m wondering what kind of lighting you used ?

    thanks,
    stéphane

    Comment by stephane cocke — October 28, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  8. Hey Mike, Love the video and the music. I am happy to be in!

    Comment by gt — October 30, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

  9. thanks guys, appreciate all your enthusiastic comments. everything was shot in daylight.

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 31, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

  10. Nice one!

    Comment by Anna — November 3, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

  11. Simply brillian!. So simple. So brilliant.

    good concept and execution – I LOVE it!

    Merv.

    Comment by Merv — November 12, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

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  13. Love it, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it.

    Comment by Dave — December 5, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  14. thanks :)

    Comment by mike.kobal — February 8, 2010 @ 11:51 am

  15. Great work as always!

    Comment by David — May 18, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  16. Beautiful!!! What picture style did you use, and what kind of grading? I’d love to replicate these wonderful hard contrasty look where every pore of the skin shows. Any tips?

    Comment by Spygg — October 18, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  17. I noticed you said you used daylight. Did you use any reflectors or control at all? Loved the end results. And I liked the soundtrack.

    Comment by Geoffrey — January 11, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

  18. thanks Geoffrey, yup, reflectors

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 11, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

  19. Very nice work. I like the idea and the final result too.

    Comment by Viktor — November 3, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

  20. thanks Viktor

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 3, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

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