Sunday, April 7, 2013

Me, Myself, and I...

I am going to start an ALTER EGO series.. I think I am going to combine it with my Crime Scene series to make it a bit more challenging..

The plan is to have one person play every role in the image.. So these will be double and triple exposures that will be stitched together digitally in order to look like they are interacting with themselves... Hopefully I can work out the logistics to make everything line up correctly to feel like one image.. I am excited about the possibilities..

Kassy was my guinea pig today for some test shots.. As I found out in our 5 minute photoshoot, making things line up isnt as easy as I thought.. but you gotta luv her face..

Kassy is AMAZING and so much fun to be around.. She has a great laugh and a really inviting personality.. She has an expressive face that I really want to make the most of..

AND she claims to be the Queen of the Crockpot.. I will update that last attribute at a future date..

Side note: Red Bull is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.. LOL



Hello Kitty..

I am not inspired to shoot pretty pics often, but there is something about her face that inspires me.. The Hello Kitty glasses had me feeling a bit of Madonna Inspiration...

In a multicultural and mutli-ethnic world, people often don't know what her ethnicity is.. Those who are bold enough to ask "what are you" often start by having random assumptions and making random guesses and expecting her to validate them. For some this can be a sources of frustration.. I tend to think that being visually ambiguous is a good thing..

She likes to claim her Jamaican roots, though in the winter she looks Caucasian with a hint of Asian.

What others visually see has little to do with who or what you are, but what lense they view the world through. Some people are looking for a reason to bond, a kinship, or some commonality. Others may be looking for a reason to alienate. So the rationale for wanting to know "what" someone else is leaves a lot of room for questions with those who are being asked.

She looks forward to checking "OTHER" and writing in "Exotic".. 

The fact that she is smart, talented, creative, and just funny enough to keep me laughing at randomness doesn't hurt... So I always have fun shooting with her and we have some really interesting random conversations when we hang out.. and great snacks...

MODEL: Brandi B