An Inside Look: Geisha DTLA 2017

There is a striking piece of art on the side of a random building in downtown Los Angeles. I had seen this piece of art the last three times I went to DTLA and had always wanted to do something with it. This time, I decided to “work the scene” and find some way to capture this art and do it justice in a picture.

The original is in color and simply perfect in form an execution. I felt I would be copying the artist if I posted a color picture without adding anything new or interesting.

So I ended up doing some editing in Hipstamatic and converted the image to a D-Type Plate and Tinto 1884 Lens to give it an aged look. Then I added some blur to the edges to drive the viewers eye to the lady’s eyes.