A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 38: Let’s Play Dress Up
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
I struggled this week as to whether I wanted to post this or yesterday’s cell phone with studio lights shot or submit this image that I made today for a series I created in conjunction with +Selfy Sunday ‘s bi-weekly event. Clearly, once I shot these, and having so many things change on the fly to improvise, I decided this one was more worthy of the share.
I think we can all struggle from a bit of a duality inside us. We are who we are, but we also are someone we aspire to be. In my normal day-to-day, I sometimes get bogged down with being the daily me and it sucks all the fun out of who I am aspiring to be – the one with all the dreams and attainment.
When I am able to be that person, I feel the surge of creativity and it can be hard to contain.
As I looked at the two images closely, I could see the true difference between the creativity and made the decision that playing dress up was just the excuse I needed to feed my muse…
So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 38 of this project.
The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc. The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete. These will be portraits per the definition:
1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy
My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!