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The Fury – Is It You?

I love to explore what is possible in images. As a result I follow many approaches down the rabbit hole. Some just don’t work. But sometimes, very cool things do.

The Fury is one of those. The first few clients that saw the effect immediately wanted one done for them. What do you think of it?

Yes, it is pretty radical. I am just starting to explore the effect and what we can do with it. The result is never the same, even on the same image. It’s like a jack-in-the-box. The tone and feel of the image is the same, yet the nuances can vary radically. Not all images work for it. The image should have a sense of power to start with.


_6721787 V2 Lindsay furyBut for those that like this style, it is pretty cool. When a woman first sees it, their image transformed, they are startled by it. It’s fun to watch.

We do a lot of empowerment images for women. This is right up that alley.

I like the darkness of it. Flames fit right into our inclination of our 4 Elements offering. It’s a hard thing to describe. It’s kind of raw in the result, not really a portrait; sometimes the person’s face vanishes. I guess it is more about the essence of the person than a descriptive reveal of what she really looks like.

Usually I poke at the results of my rabbit hole dives; I am fascinated by them but am never too sure what to do with the resulting images. This effect is now part of our Art offering. Let out your inner Fury!

What do you think?

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Posted by: Mark Laurie

World-renown photoartist Mark Laurie of Inner Spirit Photography specializes in Female Portraiture: nudes, boudoir, prenatal & fine art. His empowering images of women reveal their heart & soul.