365 project · photography

33.

image

editing.

Another picture from yesterday, but I’ve been editing today, so this doesn’t count as cheating.

I am kind of in love with this picture. That may be a bit self-centered, but you should take pride in your work, right? The lighting, coming from a huge window directly above the couch, is wonderful. My model, as well, looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who I have always aspired to be. (Except for that short period of my young childhood when I aspired to be Britney Spears, but we don’t need to talk about that.)

Despite the things I love about this photograph, some things were brought to my attention today that I am not sure how to deal with. Initially, this series was intended to portray society sugar coating these negative choices. This would be shown by having my models dressed nicely, perfectly made-up, and whatever visible side effects were there would be covered over with glitter, stickers, or something equally distracting. However, once I took these first two (including the smoking picture from a couple days ago), I liked how they turned out. I think they are strong photographs on their own. I’m not sure how I feel about possibly ruining them.

One possibility to look at is a slightly different topic. When my photography teacher looked at these pictures, she saw an internal battle based on the tears of glitter. As individuals, we try to convince ourselves that these things are going to make things easier, when in fact they ruin lives. Is that a bad message to give? Do you see either of my thought processes coming across? Any feedback just in general, as always, is greatly appreciated. 🙂

Have a lovely day!

 

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