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This is the third blog on our behind the scenes of recreation of iconic photos. The two remake photo shoots were from Gilligan's Island and The Beatles.
Here Johnny is hamming it up for his part as the Skipper.
Lukey made a great Gilligan..........
.....until he decided to start clowning around with different options on his head and
.....then rolling on the floor.
The captain's hat was something he also wanted to try out.
James was getting ready for his part as Thurstan Howell III by having a little snack. (Looks like he is having a fashion crisis, too!)
Then he needed a little drink.
Just saying, I was not responsible for the eyebrows, that was my assistant, the one holding the drink.
That assistant doubles as a great character in the role of the Professor.
After a little Photoshop Magic, we end up with the above shot. When I showed it to Johnny after it was done, he replied, "Hey!How'd you get us in the jungle?"and"Baby has the wrong clothes on!"
On to the next photo shoot, a recreation of the iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band image.
James was not a fan of the wigs. They seemed to irritate his eyes.
Being the wonderful grandparents that we are, we gave him a spoon to hold and told him to suck it up, we needed the picture.
He was not getting out of this one.
Lukey was next. You might have noticed that he has the same costume on. We used the same costume for all three boys and I just changed the color in Photoshop.
A wig change was needed. The other one was a bit too much, but this one was not good either. How many wigs do you have? You might be thinking... Let's just say, we have a large variety, don't you?
This one is perfect. Luke was very patient as we messed with the wigs. He was thinking of that toy he gets in the end.
Johnny is great in front of the camera, he nailed it as Paul.
Our last Beatle was my faithful partner in grandparenting, John.
"That's not a band uniform", you say! Wait for it..........Photoshop is awesome!
Here starts the progression of putting all the images together....
and changing the colors.....
and adding to the police uniform to make it a band uniform.
I am no expert in Photoshop, but I am sure learning a lot.
I hope these images will be something the boys will have to help remember all the time we spend together. I also hope they inspire them to always be creative. John and I get so much joy out of creating.
Recreating iconic photos using our grandsons has been a lot of fun, especially when they are into it, like James here as Harpo. This blog is the behind the scenes images taking during the Marx Brothers photo recreation shoot.
Lukey wanted to be Harpo, too.
Eventhough he would be a great Harpo, we needed a Chico
Johnny decided to get himself ready for his part of Groucho. It was not exactly the look we had in mind.
Things got a little out of hand. Johnny got into the props for our next planned shoot.I LOVE this picture!!It really reflects what it was like trying to do this shoot.
I was back to photographing Jamesy, bribed with a few French fries. John went to negotiate with Johnny to get him into the right look.
Lukey found the fake mustaches and had to try them out.
When Johnny was ready, he was a spectacular Groucho. He really got into the part!
We did it! That was not easy, but we had a lot of laughs.
My husband and I have been watching our three grandsons during the week since December. We love them to dearly, but it is a lot of work. Me being a photographer and my husband being a very creative person, we got the idea to recreate iconic photos using them as the subjects. This activity would be time spent well- so we thought. They were not that into it until we bribed them with going to Target after, so that they could pick out a toy. Then we had full cooperation, sort of.
The above image is a remake of the famous Yalta Conference picture, It is the end result. The original is below, followed by what happened behind the scenes. I think the BTS images are funnier than the final image. Scroll down to see them.
Baby James thought it was a fun game to throw the cigar......
every time we tried to get him to pose with it.
Johnny was fine, as long as he could watch his iPad while waiting for his turn.
Lukey was good, too!
There was a little coaching from PopPop.
"How much longer???"
Remaking The 3 Stooges picture, was our next endeavor. Johnny made an excellent Moe.
Lukey was not thrilled about his part; Larry.
I hope he laughs at these pictures someday instead of getting mad at us.
Pop Pop was ready to stand in as Curly incase Jamsey was not willing. Pop Pop was practicing with Johnny to show how to gently tug on his ear, which was required in the picture remake.
Even though Lukey seemed to enjoy pulling on his younger brother's ear, James did not want any part of it.
I promise you, Jamesy was not hurt, he had just woken up and was cranky, so Pop Pop would have to be Curly.
Oh man! Things got a little chaotic, as it always seems to get with 3 boys!
We did manage to get enough shots to create the final image. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes in a future blog.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.