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The Making of a Photograph: Daniel Malikyar

Immerse yourself in LA’s lowrider and tattoo cultures with this edition of Fujifilm’s Making of a Photograph

Filmmaker and Fujifilm X photographer Daniel Malikyar focuses in on local icon “Compton David”, well-known in both the lowrider and tattoo scenes in Southern California. Watch as Daniel executes a shoot in the middle of oncoming traffic to capture the timeless essence of Compton David in black and white. Learn what lenses Daniel chose (and why) in order to capture both the broad and the intricate details of both his subject and his setting. Watch as Daniel fine-tunes his image in post-processing to capture the raw emotion in the elements of the image that make it, as Daniel comments, “true to scale”.