As a reader Tarot has fascinated me for many years. I love the connection it creates between you and the querant – the privilege of being let into their life for even a brief time to explore things that really matter to them. And the process of giving them the gift of maybe seeing something that had been intractable to them in a whole new light.
I also love masque and candle light so Alison joined me to try and pull these different elements together.

Tags

aflunusual, candle, candlelight, collaboration, conceptual, mask, masque, mystery, portrait, story, storytelling, tarot

Comments

  • Lee Burgess
    Lee Burgessalmost 7 years ago

    Just amazing Geoff… the lighting.. positioning of masks and candles.. A wonderful atmosphere of the unknown…

    As per your Q about comments.. hahaha! I have no idea!! ;-)
    We should stick to one place?

  • Douzy
    Douzyalmost 7 years ago

    And you’re asking me advice for lighting?? ;)) I like the strong contrast, and the candlelight works really well on her skin. In my very humble opinion though the composition looks a bit too symetrical (too “set-up”) for me, which defeats the purpose of mystery. I’d cut off the left hand side completely. The newly cropped image will draw more attention to her eyes and facial expression (=story telling), it will be more intimate. However if you want to put the emphasis on the theatrical side of the scene then this is perfect, but I saw the words “mystery” and “story telling” in your keywords so… Hope you don’t mind me saying this, and you’re totally entitled to disagree! :)

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 7 years ago

    Wow cool photo! Love the low candle light.

  • caseycastille
    caseycastillealmost 7 years ago

    This is so well done. I love the way in which the cards are almost only hinted at in the darkness. Thanks for your wonderful comment, as well!

  • poise
    poisealmost 7 years ago

    wow you really captured the mood here, its a great photo!

  • plasmatwin
    plasmatwinalmost 7 years ago

    i love this!
    the candles,lighting,the mood…..everything is perfect!!! :)

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Great nigft shot, well done!

  • Nick Johnson
    Nick Johnsonalmost 7 years ago

    Great mysterious photo.

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertalmost 7 years ago

    Beautifully composed and excellent exposure control

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyover 6 years ago

    this is so cool !

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