"Vivid" is a style that I've been playing with over the years where I use higher contrast, and more highlighted, saturated colors. Not overall, but more as a color choice. I love stark, almost Fine-Art magazine-esque cover images that tell a partial story that you can fill in with your own imagination and ability to relate to the story being told.
All of these are digital images I shot of myself using a spotlight with a diffuser, and a lot of trial and error. I used a self-timer and just kept playing. Focus wasn't hugely important, but I wanted a good base of focus, at the very least.
The dark blue/black images were for my music project Hungry Lucy, and these are stills I shot during the making of the video. I basically encased my entire basement in black plastic, used the light from my old B&W tv, strapped myself into black duct tape, and the same black plastic in the rest of the room, and doused my hair with gel and baby powder. On top of that, I glues tiny mirrors on my face and adorned my forehead with a feathery plume. There was so much powder flying through the room! It was some fun I will never forget.
The stark white was just a moment of "Mommie Dearest" meets Vogue, with a lot more contrast. I firmly believe in creating characters for the camera to capture. A lot of the time, that is just a project I see myself doing. I'm happy to try this with anyone who is willing though. It's so much fun! The exaggeration of beauty, all the way down to the exaggerated pose. I love it.
The glow stick shot was one of many that I shot, but it turned out to be the best example of what I was trying to do. I got light coverage in the triangle of color from my face to the sides of my feet. It balanced the shot very nicely. I used a fog machine in this series, but it became too dense in a lot of the shots to the point of covering up the fun lights. I wore a mask as well, so I really was shooting blind.
The orange oily series was a lot of fun, but what a mess later! The squares that are present in the darker orange shot were lining the floors so that I could walk on my floor without slipping. I thought they looked great as a backdrop, so I put them on the wall as well. The double face shot took about ten minutes of shooting. I tried to be in the exact same spot, but tilt my head just enough to line my eye within itself. It worked, and I was so thrilled!