Lemme splash your face!

Lemme splash your face!

So a week ago I was scrolling down posts on G+ and I read my friend Jake Johnson was handing out Photography assignments (yeah, like a boss) so I stepped in and asked him for one. Oh I didn’t have an idea of what I was getting into. He came back to me and told me to do something with water, splashy water… Geez when I asked for one I was thinking he was gonna ask me to shoot a beautiful butterfly, not to flood my studio! So after slacking for a couple of days (I was actually enjoying my kiddo’s Spring break ) I went to my home studio and wrapped it in plastic… Only one thing was missing, a model! I went ahead and asked my sweet 6 years old boy and he said no way Jose (he only goes in the studio when there are pretty girls in and then he becomes my favorite photo bomb). I thought about doing a selfy but then I couldn’t find a way to splash myself, shoot the pic and pose at the same time. So I sent a picture of my wrapped in plastic studio to my good friend and fellow photographer and illustrator Mark Rodriguez “Godriguez”.  We have done bloody shoots before so I told him Dexter was coming over and asked him to be my model. He said yes (yiiipee) and the very next day he came from Tampa and the fun started.


(Shot with my Iphone)

The deal was easy, he just had to stay where the mark on the floor was while I splashed him with a cup of water and shot the pic with my remote on the other hand. Threw the first cup of water at him and since I’m too short I just managed to get his tummy wet lol! sorry… Grabbed a ladder, climbed on it and SPLASH! hmmm Timing the shot it’s not piece of cake. Too early, too late, water too cold (lol! sorry Mark), keep your eyes open dude!!! It’s fun when your the one getting the other wet. So after I threw around 20 cups of water on Mark’s face I got the shot I wanted… expressionless wet face!


Wet Mark

Mark nailed it. Love his badass serious face. I can’t thank him enough for coming over and helping me with this shot.

Post processing wise it was easy, just added a little detail in Photoshop using  Nik Color effex Pro, a little contrast adjustments and lowered the saturation and BAM! done.

After we finished with the water shot we played a little bit with fake blood. You’ll see those shots soon here.

Then it was my turn to help Mark out “modeling” for some shots he had in mind, all of that while Mark’s two girls and my little boy were having a blast running and playing all around the house.  It was a real fun Saturday.

You can check Mark’s Illustration shop here,  G+ and Facebook page I’m telling you, the guy ROCKS!

  • Cameron Siguenza
    Posted at 23:10h, 02 April Reply

    Very cool! Great expression from Mark, and great photo.

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 23:21h, 02 April Reply

      Thanks Cameron! Marks is the guy with the million faces. His expressions are fantastic!

  • mark
    Posted at 23:15h, 02 April Reply

    so much fun…i wan to do it again soon!

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 23:21h, 02 April Reply

      You mean with colder water? 😉

  • Eric Johnson
    Posted at 00:58h, 03 April Reply

    Maybe Jake really wanted a ‘water angel’ or a ‘milk dress’. Maybe next time Mark?

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 09:15h, 03 April Reply

      We’re considering a blood dress instead! lol!

  • Jeff Smith
    Posted at 09:11h, 03 April Reply

    Mark was so cool in these shots. Great final result.

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 09:16h, 03 April Reply

      Thanks Jeff! Glad you like them!

  • Brian
    Posted at 10:40h, 03 April Reply

    Fun shoot! Mark’s a good sport.

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 10:44h, 03 April Reply

      I bet you’re a good sport too Brian! I’ll find that out soon 😉

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