Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 9: The Times They Are a-Changin'


I know I said I don't have many pictures of myself, and that's true, of other people taking pictures of me. But I do take pictures of myself. I don't know why. I guess I like the aspect of me taking a picture of me posing back at me, does that make sense? I can direct myself to pose a certain way, and then instantly see if I've done a good job as a poser....now I know I'm not saying it right. Anyway, I liked this picture because it reminds me of a pose that Bob Dylan did on the cover of his album "The Times They Are a-Changin'" way back in 1964. Sort of like Blue Steel, but with more of a "Get Lost" or "I don't care" type attitude written all over his face. For Dylan, he wasn't posing. For me, total poser. I guess you can discern as well that I like black and white. I like the rawness of it. My brother always says you can convert it later to b&w, but it's not the same. Taking a picture evokes emotion, and shooting in b&w puts me in a certain mood that a colour viewfinder doesn't do for me..... it gives me more raw attitude and a simpler view to composition. Also, unlike most of the pictures thus far, very little post editing. Just basic contrast and a bit of sharpening. Other than that, pretty raw pictures... so here we are, me doing Bob Dylan Blue Steel in the bathroom.....

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