For my new frog series, I use a portrait studio and an elaborate lighting set-up and one or more live frogs. In many cases I’ll use backgrounds painted by a fellow artist. I use realistic-looking miniatures, such as the four-inch drum set in the "Drummer Frog" picture, to create a lifelike scene. A patient assistant wrangles the frogs into position, as in the "Electric Frog" photograph in which the frog's hands are placed on the tiny guitar strings.
The frog series came about following my time working as a newspaper photographer and exhibiting black and white work. I was looking for a new challenge. I found inspiration in the uniqueness of tree frogs and their vivid colors. My first successful photograph was the "Frog Standing on Leaf" picture. A friend helped nudge the frog into position while I stood behind the camera, but on the third try the frog disappeared. "Where's the…
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