Self Portraiture

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Lili, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
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    This is the first shot I did in an on-going Cindy Sherman style self portrait series.
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    I have many more but have never posted any, as they are very personal
     
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  2. Iansky

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    Well Lili it was worth the wait, I like the subtle shapes, tones and the crop enhances it - the selected focus works for me as well as does the B&W conversion.

    I cannot see anyone being in any way concerned about this image so keep them coming please as they are a very pleasant change from landscape to humanscape and subtle shots of body crops are always thought provoking and often inspiring as in this case.

    It makes me think about my next image along this vein.

    Thanks for posting,
    Ian
     
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  3. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    Thanks awfully, Ian :)
     
  4. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I think she might mean the others are a bit more revealing. I think your composition is good here, maybe a little more drama to the lighting. Subject matter makes it intimate but a more dramatic lighting/use of shadows would bring out a sensuality too. I am btw not good at self portraiture. Then again my last attempt was just as intimate [ekg leads for a holter monitor on my chest] but somehow those colored leads and patches made it more raw than anything. And I like your pendant, love angel related things.
     
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  5. Lili

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    LOL thanks, that was my first effort been using light and shadow far more in the recent shots. I do love that little pendant!
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Looks great Lili! Who's Cindy Sherman? I'll have to google her.

    Maybe this can be the beginning of a thread for selfies. Mine wouldn't look anywhere as sexy and pretty though!
     
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  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Nice work Lili. Ian's right, as long as their tasteful (as yours certainly is :thumbup:), then they will make a great series and change.

    I personally like the use of natural lighting and agree that your selective focus is spot on. The textures are absolutely exquisite.

    But, meanwhile,

    Don't sell yourself short mate. I'm sure the images would, inevitably, satisfy a niche market. :wink:
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    it's probably a very small niche indeed ... if Armando can possibly restrain himself, I'm sure the rest of us will be deeply grateful ...
     
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  9. Grant

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    Oh bite your tongue!
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Worry not ... I'll restrain myself! It's bad enough they are constantly using photos of me on those Abercrombie & Fitch ads.


    Seriously, I really didn't know Cindy Sherman an hour ago. BUT, I do now thanks to Wikipedia.
     
  11. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I thought there was something familiar about those advertising shots mate, I just didn't click until I realised they're only using you for the torso crops. But now, well, it's unmistakable! Better than Mark Wahlberg :thumbup: Thanks for clarifying. So why did you go with A+F rather than Calvin Klein?

    ....
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    CK is a thing of the past. They haven't been "in" since Brooke Shields' famous words about "nothing comes between me and my Calvins." My goal was to appeal to the younger impressionable crowd! But now, I just want to live incognito. Hence my Muttley avatar!
     
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  13. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Anyway since I was responsible for the swinging segue, I thought maybe I'd attempt to get us back on track. :blush:

    Here's an old self portrait, but then again I don't think I've changed that much since the days that I toted around the X100.

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    self portrait by stillshunter, on Flickr
     
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  14. Lili

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    well done, Mark love the lighting, make me think of a Crucifix
     
  15. Iansky

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    Hey Mark, love the lighting and linked pointing - Footloose!!
     
  16. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Nice shot ;-)

    can we expect more soon :biggrin: ?

    I'll try to post some too when at home
     
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  17. Lili

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    thank you, I will see about more
     
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  18. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I'm glad you decided to post your image, Lili. It has beauty and impact and is done with taste.
    There are things I would like to try, different in theme but similar in approach but, due to work overload, my photography is de facto limited to "seen while strolling" type.
    So it is an additional pleasure to discover an on-going project; I believe it is not only a good way go deeper into photography, but also a wonderful way do delve into oneself.
    Hopefully you will show us more. And inspire others to follow:)
     
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  19. BBW

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    I agree with everyone, very tastefully done, Lili.

    Armando, you were showing how young you really are - not recognizing Cindy Sherman.:tongue:

    Mark, I remember that photograph of yours, and I, too, can't help but think of it in re an iconic crucifixion image, though I am guessing that was not your intention.
     
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  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Here's one I took for the SIJ so some of you will have seen it..

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