This week I had some free time and for god only knows what reason I was looking at my Lorier Gemini watch through a jewelers loupe, because that’s a completely normal thing to do with your free time, and there are like these 2 super-bright LEDs that stick out on the bottom of the loupe to light what you are looking at, and the minute I saw the watch with it I was like, I need to make this. Used up my weekend away from my job product modeling to model a product haha. I really just fell in love with how, just, generally bad the loupes lens is. Pinpoint focus, a depth of field that just makes things look like you’re seeing double, a stupid amount of chromatic aberration. Under any normal circumstance, these are all qualities we aim to avoid in good photogrpahy at all cost so I typically like to use them very subtly, and then actually in the post-processing work go back and remove them so it has a little bit of a retouched look. In this case, I really just wanted to push all that upfront. My goal with this project is for you to feel the excitement and magic that I felt looking through my jewelers loupe.
As an additional note. I did get permission from Lorier to post, share, and use this piece in my portfolio, so, a huge shout out to Lorier for allowing me to share my original vision unaltered.
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