Photoshop has become such a standard part of advertising photography that we don’t even blink anymore when we see it. So it takes us a little by surprise when we find an incredible image that was actually shot entirely in-camera.
The creative genius of Christian Seel shone through on the cover of Philip Preston’s new book, Immersed: The Definitive Guide to Sous Vide Cooking. Not wanting to rely on cheap tricks, Christian and his team devised a surprising way of capturing the dynamic image in-camera: by literally putting Phillip’s head into a sous vide cooker.
After placing Philip’s head through a watertight opening in the bottom of the glass, the team filled up the tank with water as he held an uneasy smile. Using a modified snorkel, they provided him with air in between shots (pesky biology…), and we assume he survived (or had an on-staff body double) because of this picture later:
While our lawyers have forbidden us to advocate submerging your subjects’ heads into vats of liquid, we are really curious whether any of you have tried a similar technique to bypass ye ole Photoshop.