Model: Kiri Alice
Cambridge, Winter 2009

…grunged up in photoshop. I’ve decided to start learning how to make smudgy, obscure and eerie pictures which will have a more candid and cinematic feel. The background blur and foreground focus was done in post-processing, as you may be able to tell.

This work was featured in
- Dark artists, dark art

This photo came 10th in the September Grungy B & W Avatar challenge in the group The Grunge Art Gallery


black and white, dark, grain, grunge, layers, moody, retro, smoking, texture, vintage

A curious London-born girl trained in the Cambridge analytic tradition of philosophy and generative linguistics, but occasionally arty and/or artsy. Usually eminently logical.

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  • ajgosling
    ajgoslingabout 4 years ago

    Great style!

  • Marie Wintzer
    Marie Wintzerabout 4 years ago

    I’d like to learn that too. Well done, it really works well!

  • Redtempa
    Redtempaabout 4 years ago

    This is great, love the focus on the ciggie…great job :)

    ROUBLE RUSTabout 4 years ago

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful style, i like the focus on the left edge of the pic

  • Isabela M. Lamuño
    Isabela M. Lamuñoalmost 4 years ago

    I just love the vintage, dark look to this photograph. Absolutely stunning..!

  • clancy214
    clancy214almost 4 years ago

    i really love this effect. i dig the retro movie vibe.

  • Lilas-Blanc
    Lilas-Blancover 3 years ago

    Merveilleux …

  • MelissaRaquel
    MelissaRaquelabout 3 years ago

    Please submit to ‘In the Shadows’ as it is in the contest. Thank you! :)

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayalmost 3 years ago

    Impressive grunge. It looks like there’s a 2nd girl below the frame sticking her arm up closer to the camera…..then one immediately thinks: what’s she doing down there? Where did you get the “stains” and “water damage” from? I wouldn’t mind putting some in my shots.

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