January 29th, 2009
|12:13 am - Portraits of Me|
Today I met an LJ friend, bitterlawngnome, in real life for the first time. He's a photographer whose work I've been admiring for years. I think he does excellent portraiture work, and think he develops a deep empathetic connection with his subjects. I wanted to have him take some pictures of me to get the experience of working with him as a subject, in the hopes that it would give me pointers towards working with my own subjects. I also wanted to overcome any anxieties I might have had over posing in the nude, and I did that as well. It was a great experience, overall.
If bitterlawngnome posts some more pictures in his LJ, I'll point to them from here.
|Date:||January 29th, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)|| |
I like the one with the blinds. nifty!
Thanks! That was the "film noir" picture. It probably needs some cigarette smoke, but neither of us would have provided it.
It's so weirdly freeing, isn't it?
I'm so thrilled!
And the shades one is INTENSE!
Yes, I felt a lot freer and lighter.
This is the closes I have to a "yay!" icon. Hah!
Bill did good. And you look great!
The blinds one would work well in b/w too, I think.
Thank you, sir. It was an honor and a challenge. Yeah!
By golly, they all look just like you! I think of these I like the third one best. A very characteristic pose.
Well, the whole thing sounds like a good adventure.
Thanks! And you oughta know what I look like. Julie calls that my "visiting lecturer" attitude.
Actually, now I wonder how these pictures strike your "avoid mirrors" reflex.
One of my first reactions was "hey! My hair's parted on the wrong side!... No, wait..."
They did challenge my "avoid mirrors" reflex. I had to look at them a couple times before I could look at them without saying "No! I don't look like that! Ack!"
I also think I'm exaggerating for comic effect.
The third is my favorite too.
Good photos of you. Of course I had no problem recognizing you when we ran into each other at Tully's. Good to finally meet you neighbor.
And I was happy to finally meet you. I felt a little scruffy and unprepared, which I hope doesn't put you off further encounters. ;>
Actually, when I first looked at them I was "Ack! Jowly! Wattlely! I don't look like that!" But I got used to it.
Very cool. I feel like how all of a sudden I'm sitting in the room with you. Bill has an uncanny ability to make people so very "real." Neat. I haven't done the nude with him yet. Maybe next year!
Of course, no every time you leave a comment on my blog, I'm gonna imagine you nekid. (just kidding. pah.)
Kidding? KIDDING? Crooshed! I'm crooshed, I tell ya.
Okay. Fine then. In my mind you will now always be BUTTNEKID. Feel better now?
|Date:||January 29th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)|| |
Ive been meaning to dig out and scan the pair of photos taken in your kitchen many years ago. You photographed me, and I photographed you. Visually, I think you've changed less since then.
Corflu Zed will be the 20th anniversary of that meetup. I'm lookin' forward to it!
They'd be interesting to see. I remember hanging out with you then, now that you mention it. Didn't you do a parade with prepared piano? Not at that Corflu, but around that time.
|Date:||January 30th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, the following summer, in Madison. It wasn't so much a prepared piano as a piano harp/soundboard that was barnacle-ized with electromechanical mayhem. It was all tremendous fun until the wheels fell off.
maybe I'll post the Noir version of these :)
That would be fine. I'm curious to see differences in selection and processing. Yeah!