This series of posts is a deep dive into the images I created for the 25th round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt.
Todays words are colours, green and yellow.
These are not the strongest images I created for the hunt, but they share the same concept, and that is the interesting part.
So for someone like me who shoots a lot of super hero action figures, the exact moment I saw "green" in the word list you can imagine my thoughts went immediately to the Incredible Hulk. However I needed an idea of what Hulk could be doing. Basically I had a noun, I needed a verb.
I spent some time (read: weeks) thinking about this using my various mind mapping techniques. While things were percolating in the dark recesses of my brain, I happened to watch Thor: Ragnarok. In that movie Hulk fights Thor. This sparked the idea that I could recreate an image where Hulk from Ragnarok could fight something. I didn't want to use Thor, cause that has been done.
Then the idea of using Hulk Hogan sprung to mind. I loved the idea of Hulk vs Hulk. The pun is great.
Hogan also traditionally wears yellow, so I decided to use the same concept for both yellow and green. Green would be Hulk v Hulk from the perspective of the Incredible Hulk. Yellow would be Hulk v Hulk from the perspective of Hulk Hogan. (as a bonus, this maximizes the investment required to get my hands on a Hulk Hogan action figure).
For a setting I decided to set it in the same arena from the film. Literally. I used screen grabs from the relevant scenes from the movie, cloned out Thor and Hulk, then added in pics I took of the Hulks.
I also bought a folding chair, as pro wrestlers use them as their weapons of choice, and composited into Hogans hands.
I think these were marginally successful images, but if I was going to shoot them again, I would open up the depth of field so its more obvious that the "other" figure is also a Hulk.