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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.
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.