Self Portraits I Can Barely Tolerate 003

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I’d probably look a lot more sinister in this photo if it had been taken by someone I was about to hurt, rather than by me standing alone in my living room.

Technical Stuff: I love light. And when I can get it to work properly I get very happy. Which is why I like this shot. The one visible eye, and the dark empty space where the other one should be, is exactly what I was trying for and I got it on the first shot… I was using my little pocket digital set only on “portrait”. This is a crop, however. In the original my chest and shoulders are also visible.

I think I look like a minor villain in a Batman comic, and I’m totally cool with that.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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4 Responses to Self Portraits I Can Barely Tolerate 003

  1. Gabriel says:

    Yeah, that’s what I thought. As an introvert this is generally how I look when I walk around at night, so I’m thinking this is why I don’t get a lot of people saying “hey, long time no see”… but it could also be the broken bottle.

  2. Kitty says:

    I agree about the lighting to get the tone, but I’d love to see this in black and white.

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