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    3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    3 'offbeat' Self portraits.


    3 'offbeat' Self portraits.


    3 'offbeat' Self portraits.


    The best thing about 'me' is that I am always available for photographs.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    These don't feel like photographs of someone's face. It feels like we're being allowed to look into the soul.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    You are SO creative! I really like the first one instantly. The more I look at the third one, the more it grows on me.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Very offbeat and very good, especially the third image.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Thank you Donald and Mike.

    These were taken during a difficult time recently where everything was outwith my control and I definitely wanted to capture what was going on in my life and how I was feeling about it so there was no vanity at all to these shots.

    Quite a cathartic experience in many ways and I am glad they are able to convey something emoptionalto the viewer.

    Thanks John...just seen your post.

    I knew from the start that the middle one would be the least 'accessible', it's the most painful one for me to look at. The last one is heading into happier times ...hopefully!

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    It just occurred to me that a series of the last image using different toning, sort of like Andy Warhol did with some of his stuff, might bring out different aspects of the character even though the portrait itself changes in no other way. It might be a fun experiment.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    It just occurred to me that a series of the last image using different toning, sort of like Andy Warhol did with some of his stuff, might bring out different aspects of the character even though the portrait itself changes in no other way. It might be a fun experiment.
    Oh, it's definitely 'pop art' style Mike...and I did look at the Warholian multi tone collages whist editing it but I was afraid that would make for too much of a cliche.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    For me, the facial expression and double image would instantly remove a series of photos from the category of cliche. Using toning other than the primary colors that Warhol was so fond of would further remove the series from being seen that way.

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    Clever, and very individual. But I think you made art, not photos.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Thanks Lex.

    Mike....just for you.

    3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Ahhhhhhhhh.

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    Beautiful!

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Thank you Christina.

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Hello Sharon. Once again your photos are captivating my interest. I keep coming back and looking at them. There is a long road travelled in thoses eyes. I dont have enough words...

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    Quote Originally Posted by wlou View Post
    Hello Sharon. Once again your photos are captivating my interest. I keep coming back and looking at them. There is a long road travelled in thoses eyes. I dont have enough words...
    yes..you do Louise..and I thank you for them.

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    Brave images, Sharon. I have had some tough times, but I wouldn't have been able to share (or indeed capture) them like that. Take the best care of yourself that you can. Dave

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    Re: 3 'offbeat' Self portraits.

    What Dave said sums it up for me too!I have seen simular work in the past and didn't care for it. next time i will have a better understanding of it! Thanks Sharon, and take care!
    Mark

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