Couch Couple Calendar 2016
At the beginning of 2015 Lauren and I started a photo series framed around the couch in my apartment. By December we had enough quirky photos to make a calendar. Here it is complete with 12 scenes, additional photos, and fun facts. This calendar makes other couches jealous.
About The Series
Lauren, my then girlfriend now my wife, was the brains behind the couch calendar series. Don’t get me wrong. We both wanted to do this. But she developed the concept/pre-production theme each month and I would handle the post/editing of the final shot. Here she is performing a “brainstorming” session.
Keeping it Real
Ask any great digital artist what makes a realistic composite believable and they’ll tell you… it’s having real elements in your shot. I could have just found some images of leaves and blended them in to a photograph of us jumping on the couch, but it was just so much better to get a bag of leaves (or nine) and dump it on the couch for real.
We needed a bad 80’s Christmas family portrait.
But Why The Couch, Though?
We did another one of these, you know?