Do I look fat in these pants?

Oliver Lucenay 20180616 (David Neff/
Oliver Lucenay 20180616

More than just guys in suits here at Dave takes Pictures! I’m starting a project, yep another project. Since it’s hot out, I’m going to wrangle some talent to stand outside in the heat and sweat in front of the camera. First shot, into the gym, an A/C’d private gym on the East side with Oliver. I really just wanted to test a new softbox and computer. Now that I’ve started, why not!

It’s a bit of a throwback to an older shoot with a similar feel. The original below was film, illuminated with fluorescent tubes, cross processed and scanned. My recent test was simpler in some ways, digital using lightweight DC strobes, the new octabank, strip bank and a bare head.

Major differences in shooting the two. I could see pretty much what I had captured on a laptop immediately after shooting the digital yet using strobe you have to imagine how your light will look as you can’t see it when you’re shooting. when I shot Athalon Group collateral below, I could see almost exactly my tonality in the camera but wouldn’t see the film finals until a day or so later. Either works for me.

 (David Neff)

Oliver Lucenay 20180616

By the way, Oliver hates this photo, he thinks it makes him look fat. I remember when my abs might have looked fat like that, that was probably 25 years ago.

Do you want to sweat in front of the camera? Drop a note, let me know what you have in mind. Mistress Eliza included wherever you are…

Anyway, if you’re looking for a personal trainer in NYC, Oliver is 6’5″ or something like that, can pick up a horse, speaks mean French and might be able to make you look like him. Drop a note I’ll pass you on to him. I’d link back but they he might see the fat picture and track me down.



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