Since I have so many un-tossed and unprocessed “shotty” self portraits and out-takes, I am going to periodically experiment with them and try to “salvage” them into acceptable pieces of art.
Some will stay more photographic in nature, some will become composited, and others will hit on a more fine art feel.
For this one, I started out 2 cell phone images – 1 profile and 1 facing camera. I had already processed them in-cell, so I opened the two files in PS to line them up and create the effect. Once the effect was created, I decided to duplicate the layer and place a color version on the white side of the work-space, and create an achromatic version on the black because I wasn’t sure what would look better. Initially, I was only going to use the one version, but since it was already a fairly surreal style, I decided to leave them both, but make it a little asymmetrical for added surrealism.
All-in-all, it was kind of fun to work on something that was not traditionally from my “camera” or something that really had nothing to do with creating an amazing shot with my photography, and turn it into something I would share in my stream! ♥