52 Week Project: Number 30

A quick little story behind this self portrait. I was on my computer researching for an ideas for this weeks self portrait. I found a couple of different horror photographers and wanted to take a stab at it. I thought of this idea but in a different location then a back yard. I wanted to use a warehouse that I have used before in a couple of other portraits. There is a couch in the warehouse that I wanted to use but when we got to the couch, someone was sleeping on it and sorta turned it into there home. Not cool. So we got back in the car and drove back to Jordan's and just kept it simple. 

I wanted to remove my lower half in post and just have my arms in the portrait. So to make it easy I used a tripod and photographed the chair. Then I sat down and photographed me and the paper trying to get the paper just right. The third layer of the portrait was the pare flying around. All I had to do was to get a couple of friends to throw the paper in the air then cut it out in post. Using a tripod made this portrait a lot easier to edit. 

I would discuss lighting but the sky was pretty overcast for the day. It created a nice soft box so I didn't have to use any lights. 

All in all this portrait turned out exactly what I had in mind.

TD