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How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

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Old 10-01-2010, 10:55 AM
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How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

I'm a big fan of Miles Adridge and has been fascinated by his work and retouch. To me not much fashion photographers have his level of skills.
His style is similar to David Lachapelle.

I'd like to know how to achieve his method of getting porcelaine skin tone effect? There might have a good recipient to get it right.


http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...02ed1b2acb.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...4CPXo1_400.jpg
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

For the tone, this can help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A75HTPz0xEw

But there's a lot work in those images to get the TEXTURE perfect.

Look up frequency separation and D&B

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Old 10-01-2010, 01:06 PM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

I did that method of Natalia but it's still NOT giving me the result that I want


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For the tone, this can help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A75HTPz0xEw

But there's a lot work in those images to get the TEXTURE perfect.

Look up frequency separation and D&B

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Old 10-01-2010, 07:08 PM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

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I did that method of Natalia but it's still NOT giving me the result that I want
That's just for the tone. You need to retouch the image first and further more... what's the original image you're starting with?

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:23 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

I have heard from someone who worked with Miles Aldridge that actually that amazing flesh tone you are seeing is the result of a double cutout film transfer. The good fellow explained it to me but honestly I don't quite remember the exact details, the basics are:

I think he shoots with the type of polaroid back that gives you the negative and positive on the same exposure. He scans both in and takes one of the transfers for the skin tone and the other for the background, aligns the register and masks in the skin tone using one of the transfers (not sure which one sorry)

One also has to take in effect excellent make up / hair and great models to work with.


I believe in digital tech and think the effect could possibly be reproduced with careful care
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:34 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

Almost all top notch photographers get their pictures retouched by Pascal Dangin and his team of 40 retouchers.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:35 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

Also the use of kino flo lighting gives a distinctive glow to it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:34 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

That's interesting, where did you read that info?
Indeed, you need to have a good team and top notch retoucher.

Wonderring, ddid he do all his own retouch or hire a retoucher? It's just too insane and time consume in case he did all his work + photographer.

I don't know what type of camera he uses
but I believe it's a medium format, it could be Hasselblad or Mamiya (Phase One) or Mamiya film. Just like the photographer that have shot John Galiano's Fragrance in a set.


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I have heard from someone who worked with Miles Aldridge that actually that amazing flesh tone you are seeing is the result of a double cutout film transfer. The good fellow explained it to me but honestly I don't quite remember the exact details, the basics are:

I think he shoots with the type of polaroid back that gives you the negative and positive on the same exposure. He scans both in and takes one of the transfers for the skin tone and the other for the background, aligns the register and masks in the skin tone using one of the transfers (not sure which one sorry)

One also has to take in effect excellent make up / hair and great models to work with.


I believe in digital tech and think the effect could possibly be reproduced with careful care
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:36 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

Does Natalia Taffarel is part of them too?

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Almost all top notch photographers get their pictures retouched by Pascal Dangin and his team of 40 retouchers.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:51 AM
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Re: How to get porcelain skin like Miles Adridge

I got the info first hand from someone who used to work with him. I don't belive that Mr Aldridge does his own retouching he contracts out retouchers with very specific intructions (not pascal at the time, but possibly he does use them now).

Not sure what camera he used. I would guess Mamiya or hassleblad, or something of that caliber. But I do belive he shoots film though or at least he did a year ago.


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That's interesting, where did you read that info?
Indeed, you need to have a good team and top notch retoucher.

Wonderring, ddid he do all his own retouch or hire a retoucher? It's just too insane and time consume in case he did all his work + photographer.

I don't know what type of camera he uses
but I believe it's a medium format, it could be Hasselblad or Mamiya (Phase One) or Mamiya film. Just like the photographer that have shot John Galiano's Fragrance in a set.
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