It has been a long time since I took some self portraits. The act of self portraiture is a fascinating one. Your model is always available when you are, she is as keen about your ideas and as enthusiastic about creating them as you too. She waits patiently as you play with your camera and light and dress the set. She fits into all your costumes. I love the responsibility that comes with self portraiture- that I am the idea, the production, the product. I can’t blame anyone else for the finished work being ruined or imperfect. But I also love that recklessness and sense of abandon. That I can throw myself into an image however feels natural and right and good. It’s like singing on stage blind.


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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    Very well done love that maroon background. Love the composition in this one. Very unique and clever.

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 6 years ago

    I have to agree with Jeff here,Stunning work Jo !

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 6 years ago

    Like the framing and choice of costume Jo……….color works too.

  • Coralie Pittman
    Coralie Pittmanover 6 years ago

    Love the vintage feel, great use of space and the colour of that background is fantastic.

  • minoan
    minoanover 6 years ago

    ooh nice.

  • shaytay
    shaytayover 6 years ago

    Love the image…..but what you wrote about self portraiture is what got me on this one!:)

  • Marnie Hibbert
    Marnie Hibbertover 6 years ago

    love your description with this one..never looked at it like that before. ;o) Tones, textures and colours are great. You can never get bored with a camera!

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 6 years ago

    Well stated and the end result is perfect.

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganover 6 years ago

    well Jo you really are a JIll of all Stages……………..that is the most pure sweet and innocent look ………..Clever Clever Girl……………well done

  • MissKristy
    MissKristyover 6 years ago

    Fantasic background and I love the way you describe the process…makes me want to partake in it too.

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