“None of us is born with the right face. It’s a tough job being a portrait photographer.”
Seeing as I started this challenge in January with a self portrait, I thought it would be fitting to end it with one. Also, learning a few things in Lightroom, liking it so much better than Photoshop. Also couldn’t decide on color or b&w so here are both!
“The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away”
“Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it; it runs away as soon as one says its name; it loves to go incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called.”
“If you look at my body of work, there’s always a dark side to my characters. They’ve always got a skeleton in the closet; they’ve always got a subtext.”
This image is an extra from my February Challenge. I ironically named it “In the Closet” because it is just the opposite of that. But the same interpretation stands, the subject attempting to achieve satisfaction but unable to get there because of being trapped.
“Innocence is a kind of insanity”
― Graham Greene
This month was all about “self-portraits”. In most of my photography I like to keep the subject hidden, two out of four isn’t bad, eh?