Montana Black Spray

This project was treated like homage to Montana Black spray paints. As some of the world’s best sprays and used by top graffiti artists the world over I was looking to create an arty image using the cans in a product shoot. Combining the coloured effects and slick products we made art work with still life photography in mind.

The Montana black shoots were a bit epic. I’ve never worked with coloured sprays before so decided to composite the images. If I didn’t composite the shoot couldn’t work because the paint would just cover everything. This is both Messy and avoidable.

Editing took a while! Post process was detailed and time consuming. The sprays were shot separately and then combined with the cans. The cans were then combined to make the final image (as can be seen below).

Although we could have composed everything at once I’m not a fan of more than 10 layers at a time in Photoshop. I often find it distracting and complicated trying to keep up with the number of layers and adjustments. The images that need a lot of post production are often done in stages. This saves my time and my sanity.

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