Today’s stock is dirt and tree roots. HA! You may wonder why in the world anybody would need these stock photos, but these elements of nature can be metaphors for SO many things. Have you ever seen images that display not only what is on top of the earth but under the earth as well? Have you ever wondered how they were created? They were created using images similar to today’s stock.
In order to create the “underground” portion of your image, you need a stock image that shows a cross section of earth. I found the perfect setup for this while on a photo shoot in the Catalina Islands. The ocean had washed away the dirt and sand from these palm tree roots and they were cleanly exposed. You could see the top soil all the way down to the roots. It just screamed to be captured as stock.
Here are some amazing conceptual portraits that use these types of stock.
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Brooke Shaden – Battle at Cliffside Hill
Brooke Shaden – Searching
Michael Bilotta – The Envy of Earth and Ether
Sleepy Robot Photography – Urban Flower
Stephanie Whitling – Grow
Joel Robison – Old Growth