Throughout December we’ll be showcasing work from across the community in a retrospective project dubbed “My Top 3 2018”. Exclu 100 Member Mark Amato (@morpheusvisions) is up next in our series sharing their personal favourites from 2018 along with a few reason behind why he picked them. Its over to Mark to introduce his selection :
I usually have tough time picking favorites. I’m definitely sure of my top two but I have at least 4 other photos that could easily go into the third spot, all for different reasons.
My first pick is my submission for The 100 Project. Had this shot in my head for months and the 100 Project finally motivated me to not only do it, but to put my best effort into it. I was going for something reminiscent of the old Ditko Spidey covers. It was done using forced perspective, then a little composite work for the pumpkin bombs. No question this one is my favorite!
I got the idea for this Deadpool shot while I was doing the Spider-Man photo. Same Spidey setting, shot on my rooftop. No compositing though, just a little wire work for the science book. No major photography achievements here. Just a fun scene that made me smile the whole time I was working on it.
My third choice was a tough one. There definitely a few others that I just as easily could’ve put here. I chose my Ant-man and Wasp shot because I think it’s just an all around decent photo. It’s also, like the first two photos, an image that I managed to capture exactly how I imagined it in my head. I think that’s what most of us are hoping to get out of our photos.
A huge thank you to Mark for sharing his 2018 favourite pieces and if you want to get involved and share your Top 3 then all you need to do is email jack@Exclucollective.com with your 3 creations (toy shots, customs or dios) along with your name and a few paragraphs explaining your choices.
Be sure to catch more of Mark’s portfolio over on Instagram via @morpheusvisions
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Last modified: December 7, 2018