Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nirvana

The making of a self-portrait is difficult.
At least for me.

Here's a shot of my hand and my latest victim, Candace. Wonderful, I know. This is what happens when I am blocking the shot. And I mean "blocking" theatrically, not like my hand is in the shot, yo.



Determining the shot is fine. Lighting it is a no-brainer. The model is always perfect (with direction).

So what's the difficulty?

Me.

I'm a self-conscious bitch. And that's all well and neutortic, BUT, this is a photographic series that needs some consistency. And I need to provide that.

How's my hair? Am I smirking? Where the fuck are my hands and what the fuck are they doing? Really, do I look like that?

As Pete Townshend famously said in 1982, "It's fucking hard."

All of my victims have been patient. The best ones found humour in my preening all queen-like. And laughed at me. I like that. Candace did.

But I'd like to think that it pays off. One way or the other...



Cover Star: Candace
Headlining Band: Duh (demo)

Just waiting for a royalties lawsuit from the RIAA...or Courtney's people to fax me...

www.jamesmgraham.net

5 comments:

aeric said...

actually, i really like that shot with the hand. interesting and mysterious. her expression, stance and gesture all work for me. it's good

-a

e-string said...

It really is funny.

And it really is worth it. That's an especially hot one.

;)

Model Sarah said...

aw look it's BK.

;)

mojokiss said...

come and visit my blog. you're the only one it ever sees. bring a friend. i'm serving fillet of 35mm

you wouldn't understand. said...

i like this, james.