Show A Little Heart
“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
For the love of all things make-up like, and to satiate my need to make fun and sometimes bizarre self portraits, I give you this take on a few different elements.
First, it follows the gothic meme of literally ‘showing your heart’ followed by the symbolism of a dark and evil queen holding a heart in her bloodied hand (Inspired a bit by Regina from Once Upon A Time and her heart removal process).
Sure, I could have made the beautiful (as if glamoured) with a fashion make-up, but what fun would that be? I had my cool contacts and plenty of Snazaroo face paints lying around, so clearly something strange had to be done!
The most hilarious part about this shoot is the fact that those contacts are not corrective. That’s right – I was blind as a bat and tossing my glasses on and off in between a few burst shots to check the settings and lighting. Rather comical, I might add.
I actually have a few with my glasses on that I am going to process later on, but for now, here is one of the many versions I have created from this single image!
Enjoy and Namaste! ♥