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.


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


  • 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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