I’ve challenged myself to take 30 self-portraits. I don’t necessary have a time limit, nor am I doing them everyday. But I am doing them and that is what counts. Right now this is simply a way for me to be creative, and inspire myself. I know that I am always talking about “inspiration” it’s even started to irk me personally. I’ve been much too focused on finding ways to do things correctly instead of just jumping in.
Here are 3 that I have taken so far.
This first one is something I took just after I got out of the shower. I wanted to see what it would look like if I could “paint” with my hair using long exposure. It didn’t necessarily come out looking as amazing as I’d hoped, when does it ever ? I would really like to continue playing with long exposures, possibly with the blow-dryer as a tool. Imagine the possibilities! I also had to play a bit with the white balance here. Those green walls weren’t helping out my skin tone at all. I think I did a decent job and really made my purple robe POP.
Me on an ash stump. I don’t have much to say about this one except for that this entire landscape is currently buried in about 3 feet of snow. No joke. I thought it would be fun to go out in the golden hour and snap some photos. This is the result.
The whole time I was shooting this last image I was thinking of Julia Margaret Cameron. Not that it’s weird since I’m usually thinking about some photographer. She’s an idol that’s for sure.
I’ve slowed down a bit because of the snow on hand, but if it ever stops snowing I am planning on trekking out for some pics.
Until next time