dgarr at Carrera
- AndroK (15189)
- [2007-08-19 22:13]
This has to be one of the best self-portraits on this site. I am blown away by so many elements in this that converge to create a seriously unique and engaging self-portrait: for one, the desaturation with the slightest hint of sepia gives this a timeless look that also brings out this strange warm silvery quality to the various surfaces in here (the concrete, the skin, the hat); then you have that frame-within-a-frame, but with this worn out concrete circular frame, and the way you have your arms lifted up to lean almost heavily on the back of the frame really gives this a mood and atmosphere; your expression and the cowboy hat is just perfect together, I almost thought at first this was a portrait of a famous country singer ;) haha. The tones that are created with the lighting hitting stronger on the hat brim and the upper part of the torso are very rich and balance each other out well. Wonderful dynamic tones and lighting on the concrete itself too. This is compositionally strong with your face off-center and your body leaning into the near-center. The textures in the concrete make this more dynamic and appealling, and add to the, ehhh, rustic environment in the shot. Where did you find this concrete hole and wall? Excellent post-processing on your face as I couldn't tell there was any before reading your note ;) Only thing I might have to pick on is the lack of sharpness on your face and body, but that's just my two cents. Really stunning David, thanks for sharing!
- rewshearer (24649)
- [2007-08-20 3:14]
The process you went through to achieve is is amazing ... in justg a few short years we have come to take the digital camera so much for granted.
The portrait is great, some real sensuality and a remarkable magnetism in your eyes here, the sweep of your hat's brim really brings attention to them.
You'll win admirers off a shot like this!
Well done mate, great work.
- maleentjeh (92)
- [2007-08-21 12:04]
Hi David, although I don't post here anymore some days I still browse. So good to see your work again ! Magnificent photograph, great work.
Hope life is treating you well in Thailand.
- mukesh (5062)
- [2007-09-11 2:25]
This is classic - Lara has said all and more than one could have said on this portrait.
- Rickly (167)
- [2007-09-27 10:21]
I really like the contrast, including the opposition between concrete and flesh. Great work in post-processing; thanks for the detailed description.
- Lionel (4)
- [2007-10-02 11:49]
Bel auto-portrait très sexy mais pas trop.
Très belle réalisation et que dire du modèle...