Some of you in the non-Photography world have never heard of Joel Grimes. Until about a year ago, neither had I. He's a celebrity portrait photographer who does a lot of commercial work for athletic companies (Nike, Reebok, etc). He does a lot of portraits for music artists too. Check out his amazing website at www.joelgrimes.com and you'll see what I mean. The first time I saw his work, I was just awestruck.
So I started experimenting with pictures that were similar to his style... in similar lighting, and similar post processing with Photoshop. I've also been studying a book on doing composites by Matt Kloskowski. I've been having fun, and I love the images that I've been creating. I think this is a path I want to stay on. Here is the first composite I've done. I'm pretty happy with it, and I'll be entering it in a portrait competition. I'm putting together a series of portraits of people in uniform. I hope you like it too.