Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More Self-Discovery

I am happily moving at my own pace through Vivienne's Wading In class. I thought I would share a few more self-portrait images I've created in the last week or so.

This one pleases me because, if you use your imagination just a little, it appears as if I'm standing on a topography map and the earth is moving. In truth, it's just me standing on the old, worn chippy paint landing at my front door.

This one I shot on Friday night. It was very dark and stormy and I liked the way the raindrops on the windshield were distorting things. I decided to enhance that distortion using colour.

I took this on on Sunday while standing inside my favourite sculpture on English Bay. I was playing with effects and liked this one for some reason. Someone asked me if those were my legs reflected in my sunglasses. *dies laughing* I am not Gumby! It's my arms in the black sleeves of my jacket, holding the camera out to get the photo. You can see my wrists sticking out and then my black gloves. Anyway, this was me not taking myself too seriously.

I don't know that I am necessarily brilliant at the whole photography thing, but part of the beauty of it is that I don't have to be. The whole point is to experiment and see what happens. I've sure learned alot in this class, by merit of seeing my classmates' work and getting their feedback on mine. I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity and that it's been such a positive and supportive working environment.

1 comment:

Carol Browne said...

Great shoes! And I love that photo, too!