And how this relates to the continued whitening of Blaine/continued denial of Darren’s/Blaine’s Filipino heritage?
It wasn’t until I saw these two pictures side by side until I realized what seemed so off about the Santa picture.
I have a couple of things to say about this, and they’re not going to be popular.
- It’s supposed to be winter in Ohio when this is being photographed. Not surprising that he’d be paler than usual.
- It’s shot indoors, which makes your skin tone less glow-y.
- The sun is behind him in the beach photo. He is in shadow, and therefore appears darker.
- The beach photoshoot is staged for this beach look, so of course they want him to look tanned.
- There is nothing wrong with a Filipino actor playing a white character.
Thought I would jump in with some photographer prospective. I don’t think Darren is purposefully white-washed at all.
The beach photo uses natural sunlight, and I think they also used a golden reflector at times if I remember the BTS video. It serves to warm the skin and make it look very golden. The photo on the right is taken with white lights, making his skin appear whiter/brighter. Flashes serve to replicate natural lighting, but there is always a difference.
As outlined above, the lighting is more directional in the second photo, which lights up his chest/front rather than coming from behind, where is body is in shadow in the first one. If you look at the highlights on Darren’s back in the first, they are closer to the colour and brightness of the second photo. Compare the photos to this one, where the sunlight is directly on Darren.
You can’t really compare studio portraiture with outdoor portraiture, with completely different environments and lighting conditions, especially when the indoors is lit so specifically to light up every part of the body.
If anything they make him darker on the show than he is in real life. Look at Darren’s hands and face in this production still where they didn’t put makeup on his hands.
Just to be clear.. Klaine has a scene with Finchel before the musical, that’s when Blaine is surprised, because Kurt is there.
And when you asked about the Klaine scene, we said that because it’s the scene where there’s only the two of them.
So, that’s it. xx
blaine devon anderson scrapbooks in his spare time why am i not surprised
Fic: Jitters (LJ)
Summary: Blaine Anderson gets up at 5am every day to serve coffee with Santana Lopez. And that is the easiest part of his day. As he starts his sophomore year at NYU, Blaine tries to navigate his inevitable conquering of Tisch while figuring out how to talk to the beautiful boy who’s started frequenting the shop. There might be dragons involved.
Artist’s Notes: This story is really just - the most charming, literary bouquet of sweet and entirely ridiculous moments. ;) Thank you, Lovely, for letting me take part in it. Your Blaine is truly one to be treasured, one in a million. ♥