I had no idea what to name this blog post. I took this image at the end of a shoot for a completely different project. I wasn’t motivated that day at all, not even for what I went down to my studio to shoot. I was simply under pressure to get a project done before I had to pack away everything in my studio and convert the room back to a guestroom for my parents to stay in for their three-week visit (which I did happily, because I truly cherish every moment I get to spend with them – and they arrived tonight, yay!!!). Turns out the photos – both the ones from the original project and the “just because” ones – don’t look too shabby. Maybe I should shoot without any desire to shoot more often. Regardless, this image was still tough to name, but since I look kind of “attitudy” (I’m aware that that’s not a word) and I felt “attitudy” in the slouchy beanie and the straight long wig, I decided to call it a Self Portrait with Attitude. My favorite part of the image is the reflection of the beauty dish on the surface of the sunglasses.
(135mm, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/160 sec + 150ws monolight with a beauty dish above and slightly to the left of the camera, and 150ws monolight with 8″ reflector on the floor pointing up)