Like an old vegas showgirl, who's been doing it too long. I was going for a somewhat grizzled, aged glamour. I think I pulled it off.. ((!))
This self-shoot took time to set up, dress, and light. It was fun! But it was a lot of work too!
I really like the dramatic juxtaposition of the light and me (the subject) in the frame in this photo above. There's a shadow in this image that I like. But in subsequent portraits from this same shoot, there are shadows that I don't like. I need to find a cheap way to get a back-light in place when I use the backdrop again. (Thank you mentor Mike Riches - You're THE BEST!)
I took some film shots of this one, but I won't get into the Darkroom to develop until tomorrow evening and then printing until Thursday - so this part of the photoshoots will take a while. As one colleague in Darkroom responded when I said, "Don't you feel like you could be in Darkroom for 12 hours sometimes?" He said, "Yeah. And only get a couple of prints." LOL. Too true. Art takes time people!
Now, some of the rules I have for this self-portrait challenge are that it doesn't have to be an image of my face, but at least some part of me in the photo. So even though some of the images do not show my face, only my foot, they still count! I liked more than just the one above so I'm including a small gallery.
I used two large white LED daylight bulbs with no diffusion umbrella. It was a wonderfully cool colored light. I will definitely use these again, hopefully, on a willing subjectOTHER than myself.
Harsh glamour - Load it up!
Once in awhile, well, BAM!