I’m working on a photo project with some friends, and our current theme is “In the style of…”, trying to emulate the style of iconic photographs or photographers, as a tribute to their work.
Ever since I came across his work, as a teenager, in the Time-Life Photography Library books, I was impressed with Phillipe Halsman’s work. I was always impressed by his work with Salvador Dali and in particular Dali Atomicus (which is an impossible picture to copy!!). I was also fascinated (and slightly spooked!) by Halsman’s own quirky self-portrait picture, which I decided to emulate here, as my own self-portrait:
The title of course, is a pun inspired by the famous book by Milan Kundera The unbearable lightness of being (as well as Philip Kaufman’s movie of the same title), which I thought is appropriate as I replaced Halsman’s tripod with these old letter weighing scale and, as it turns out, my “being” measures “unbearably light”… ;-)
[Sony a850; Sigma 17-70@17mm, ISO-400, Minolta 5600HS off-camera @1:32 strength, 1/60sec, f/6.3; Processed in LR3 from RAW]