My hair is too long, my body is awkward, but that is fine
Have you taken your self portrait for the Black & White Project?
Ashlee Nichole shot by Timothy Patrick
Kristie California shot by Timothy Patrick
Revisiting some older photos.
Erin Michelle shot by Timothy Patrick
So the talk over the past few days has seemed to spark a lot of conversation. Some people have been nice about things and some people have been kind of dicks, but it’s brought a lot of perspective on some matters and it’s been good to hear people’s opinions on recent events.
So, my question is:…
My goal as a photographer is to always communicate how I’m shooting a person, and to let that person know exactly what I’m shooting, or what I’m going after. Even after extensive pre-shoot communication in which we define limits/expectations I will ask permission once again during a shoot to make sure the model is comfortable with the direction and what I’m about to capture. Aside from giving the model another chance to think about the end result and what is shown, it also allows her to relax the parts of her body that may not be in frame.
That type of constant communication has helped me avoid having to delete anything or give the impression that there is something that should be deleted. I will often show photos during a shoot, and we’ll run through them all (if desired) once the shoot is over. After the fact I’ll show a model what I would like to present to the world, and if they object to anything, for whatever reason, I will not show that image. I may fight for an image, but I will always give my models the last say as I want someone I work with to be as satisfied with the end result as I am.
This method has served me well so far.
But now I have finally seen the end
And I’m not expecting you to care
But I have finally seen the light
Photograph for week fifty-two of the #AT52 Project.
Shot on The Impossible Project’s Color 600 film.
#0052 | July 8, 2014