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Godzilla (by ElDave)

Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is a fictional Japanese dinosaur, first appearing in Ishiro Honda's 1954 film Gojira. Since then, Godzilla has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon starring in 28 films produced by Toho Company Ltd. The monster (daikaijū) has appeared in numerous other media including video games, novels, comic books, television series, and an American remake. An American reboot is currently in the works by Legendary Pictures.

With the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still fresh in the Japanese conscious, Godzilla was conceived as a monster created by nuclear explosions and a metaphor for nuclear weapons in general. As the film series expanded, the stories took on less serious undertones portraying Godzilla in the role of a hero, while later movies returned to depicting the character as a destructive monster.

(Courtesy: Wikipedia)

One of the most interesting parts of being a photographer is the variety of subjects. I really don't know what I'm going to be working with from one week to the next. So you can imagine my surprise when my able assistant came in with this week's assignment.

What am I supposed to do with Godzilla?! Ok, ok. Deep breath. You are a professional. You can do this. Try not to think of Hank Azaria...

Let's start with a profile shot. That's always good.

Godzilla2 (by ElDave)

There, see? You can totally do this. How about a vintage-y, black and white look? Something dignified, but still showing off his age.

Godzilla1 (by ElDave)

Good. This is easy. Textbook portraitu- GIGAN OUT OF NOWHERE.

Godzilla4 (by ElDave)

If they start fighting, I'm-

Godzilla5 (by ElDave)

-out of here!

Be good,
-Dave

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2 Reply to "Godzilla"

april on June 14, 2010 at 7:33 AM

i'll put money on Gigan....

 

El Dave on June 14, 2010 at 7:37 AM

@april-

So would I, but I've been losing that bet for years...