quinta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2011

After 6 years..

I feel like finding the way on this image =D

My MA project for the London College of Fashion:

Another reality in between the Window and the Mirror


quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011

First MA picture!

Hey! after some time..
 Here is the first picture of my ma project.
 It's a Silver print 12x16 printed in Ilford Warmtone semi-mate fiber.

 The process is long:

 First the print is developed and fix in normal developer (used the ilford multigrade): usually about 3,5' development time.
 After that followed by a tonning on selenium 9+1 for 12 minutes (if you manage to maintain it a around 25-30C..is even better..he he he).
 The trick here was, instead of coffee (with I found that "may" fade after 50 years..he he he), I tried a tonning/dye from Photospeed called Antique dye. The result is pretty good, but they came in small bottles (£7 each!) and they get exausted quite quick...after 5x 12x16 fiber , the tonning time is already around 12'. Anyway, the result looks really old, but without the "yellow/tan from the coffee.

 -After it follows the first layer of photospeed water based ink (I add 50% of acetic acid to increase the contrast).

- I am not using marshall's oil.Just switched do normal oil based inks.
- Than the "esbater". Technica learned with the master Julio

 Than comes the first aging varnish + cracking:
 Trick: 2' at 50C in the oven (open!) is perfect. This makes big cracks.
  + black patina.
big cracks

The trick here is doing a second cracking:
 As the wheater here is weat, after 4 days the varnish is not total solid.
small cracks
So, leave close (very close) to the heating. This makes small cracks, with will be white, as you wont make a second patine.
 Have a look and old masters paints: the crack is not always black/dark...sometimes is light grey, like the ones you get now.

 In the end, a thin layer of santin varnish, just to broke the shine of the cracking varnish.

quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2011

new stuff =)

Some new images that just arrived from ESCRITORIO DE FOTOGRAFIA!

Oil on RC Ilford Paper

terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

finally the cracking..

Some pictures straight from the pan =D
Oil + water based + cracking + patina

quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2011

I've been planning this editorial for a long time..

but finding models is always a problem..
 Anyway, here it is! =D

segunda-feira, 19 de setembro de 2011

hey hey hey!!

I've been walking around some obscure places in Brazil =D..
 Tks god, always with a good polarizer!

 Hope u enjoy

segunda-feira, 29 de agosto de 2011

Lessa's adventures in the waterland! II =D

Was to hot in Brazilian's summer to stay home..
 so, let's get wet again! =D
 Would like to thank Fernanda Kazalla (stylist) and Ariane Alberti for the make-up..

 Hope its not that bad =D

terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2011

Lessa's adventures in the waterland! =D

vintage stuff =D

Hand Painted,

working working!!

 just to update people about  how things are going in Brazil!
 Here are some making of stuff

Just finishing some pictures

quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2011

Some brazilian souce..

Moved to Brazil a few days a go..just for the seasson (he he he).
 London wasn't been very productive..so, tive to move on...
After the presentation, here are a few of the final images from my shooting with dan,

terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2011

Vidal Sansson collection! =D

Hey guys,
Collection by Daniel Maccourt
                                                          Photos by Fernando Lessa
                                                          Retouch by Stella Burin

quinta-feira, 23 de junho de 2011

lazzy thursday..

I was suposed to go climbing..but, as my brother told me..sometimes we need to rest!
 So, as my friend Step was in the city (direct booking from Brazil he he he)..why not me better use of time?! =D

some stuff I've been playing around

Shooting for  designer Tomi Ho!

 Quite a wet day, but cool stuff