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arhb Plus
11 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:58AM
Good styling, pose, composition, and production.
Great image.

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posty57 11 6 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:58AM
The phantom is alive and well and an exceedingly good photographer (or voyeur) Smile A small oval of modernity amongst the sombre tone of yesteryear. Don't quite know where that came from, but I think it fits.

3 Nov 2011 10:18AM
I would help but lack of cashflow and my missus prevent me from doing so!

On a more serious point; recently looking through a 70s book on studio portrait set ups, it advised to not let the model sit low with legs pointing toward the camera, especially with a short focal length, otherwise you get the vague impression the legs are slightly too large for the body.
What do you think?
Shoot me down in flames if you disagree

As you know from my past comments, I am an admirer of your work, but reading that book has made me look at everyone's portrait work
in a new light ( no pun intended)
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
3 Nov 2011 10:26AM
Thanks folks - and thanks Barry for that deep insightful comment - whatever it meant Smile

Dave - indeed I'm all in favour of trying not to have the legs pointing towards the camera - it does do strange things although on some of my pics I like the effect Smile The main problem doing these self portraits is that although I do have a full length mirror set up behind the camera, it's still hard to take everything in ie. the mask is too small so attempts need to be made to try to disguise that fact, the background (in this instance) was a bit too narrow so not enough room to stretch out properly (I now have a nice new background). Frequently things like leg position get forgotten! Oh and trying to operate the remote without it being too obvious Smile

I often consider it a miracle I get anything worthwhile out of my endeavours - indeed some sessions just get deleted straight away.

I still enjoy it and have to keep doing them as I now have such an extensive collection of dressing up clothes and masks that it would be daft not to!
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 10:34AM
As I'm failry new tophotography and have never really tried portrait photography, let alone self portraits, I can only offer my opinion on what is presented. IMHO the image is great, and as in many of your images, thought provoking. And just a quick question... where on earth did you hide all of your hair?
Richsr 12 91 223 England
3 Nov 2011 10:59AM
Like the styling and tones/ textures in this, well worked
Regards Richard
VIKI 12 18 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 11:01AM
miptog 13 3.6k 62 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 11:02AM
Shot works for me. Only minor comments: Shame that the top of the head has been cropped and shadow cast by arm on the top part of the body. Highly creative work.
3 Nov 2011 11:06AM
Alison why are you not working doing your business photos? or more to the point why am I not working!
Oh well off to my cold damp workshop now, got to tidy it up ready to get a massive desk designed and made for a clients xmas pressy to himself............

Keep up the good work, when I quickly scan each days uploads, I have to admit to a little frisson of recognition when I spot one of yours, and instantly click on to it.
a good way to lighten the day

all the best
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
3 Nov 2011 11:09AM
Thanks again peeps Smile I do like this outfit and adore the mask - I just wish I could get more of these masks in this country but sadly no joy. Oh white masks are easy enough to find but none as attractive as this one!

Mark - My hair gets rollled up in a tight bun and is actually quite fine so it's easy to tuck out of the way - one question answered Smile

Michael - You're missing nothing with having the top of my head chopped off - I decided it just wasn't needed and besides I like cropping bits off Smile

As for the arm shadow - to be honest I'd not even noticed it until you pointed it out Smile Part of the trial of self portraits - some are harder than others to keep tabs on what's going on Smile
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
3 Nov 2011 11:18AM
Oh I'm working Dave - sitting here at my desk passing files across my desk like an automaton (insurance brokers) - I need to dip into EPZ on a very regular basis to keep sane Smile

Your work sounds far more enjoyable and satisfying than mine!
cracking pair of legs .. shots not bad either Wink
Niknut Plus
9 2.2k 77 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 4:45PM
"Sugar Daddy" ????.....try ringing the MD at 'Tate & Lyle' !!!!!.WinkGrin......couldn't resist that one !!!!
cirrusminor 11 380 3 England
4 Nov 2011 9:13PM
Ive gotta find some music for this..... Ill be back.....
Sadly... there are many daddys, but someone has stolen all the sugar Wink
kaybee 15 6.5k 26 Scotland
4 Nov 2011 11:09PM
The words "Woo Hoo" come to mind
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
4 Nov 2011 11:12PM
Thanks again everyone - I must do some new stuff though - first I need new stockings - this pair now has a ladder......

Look forward to hearing what music you come up with Tim Smile

Yep - a distinct lack of sugar daddies about - not that I've looked very hard though so it's my fault if I don't find one!

woo hoo will do me Smile
opiumhaze 7 9 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 11:11AM
yes now this is what i like...fantastic
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
29 Nov 2011 10:35PM
Thank you Smile It's one of my favourites - maybe I'll try the outfit again sometime and see if I can come up with some different poses!

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