"This one is nice! I will put it on your grave" (i.e., self portraits)

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This is what my wife told when she saw this self-portrait I did a couple of days ago. I had some nice light coming from a window with blinds, and i wanted to play with a Cyclop 85/1.5 manual focus, fixed aperture lens (from a russian military night viewer). Not easy to take self-portraits in such situation, but the movable screen of the Canon 60D can be flipped towards the front too. Camera on tripod, remote in my mind.



However, I somewhat prefer this one, light is less flat.
 
I think you win first prize for best thread title in the new year :lmao:

Unless your wife is from Sicily or owns a big shotgun...

The light is not that interesting in #1 but I prefer it too.
 
Thanks C., I suppose she will use it at my natural due date :)
 
By the way, the beast is this:

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Have you prepaid your funeral? We have. I am supposed to make the boxes for our ashes this winter but so far have been uninspired.

I also prefer #1, your ear is cut off in #2 & I think there is too much differential lighting between the sides of your face.
 
is it a good or bad thing that your wife is already planning what she's going to put on your grave...

i'd me a little on guard for the next few weeks

:)
 
There are masculine poses and feminine poses.

Masculine poses are strong, and are meant to convey a sense of strength, resolve, forthrightness. Feminine poses convey softness, and a less structured approach to life.

Tilting the head towards the low shoulder is generally considered a feminine pose by the classical standards of portraiture.
 
There are masculine poses and feminine poses.

Masculine poses are strong, and are meant to convey a sense of strength, resolve, forthrightness. Feminine poses convey softness, and a less structured approach to life.

Tilting the head towards the low shoulder is generally considered a feminine pose by the classical standards of portraiture.

By US or European standards. Just wondering.
 
There are masculine poses and feminine poses.

Masculine poses are strong, and are meant to convey a sense of strength, resolve, forthrightness. Feminine poses convey softness, and a less structured approach to life.

Tilting the head towards the low shoulder is generally considered a feminine pose by the classical standards of portraiture.

In fact she prefers the first one because the other is too strong. ;)
 
Have you prepaid your funeral? We have. I am supposed to make the boxes for our ashes this winter but so far have been uninspired.

I also prefer #1, your ear is cut off in #2 & I think there is too much differential lighting between the sides of your face.

not yet: according to Italian life expectations, I have other 34 years to wait. At that time, this picture will be no more representative, but anyway :)
 
is it a good or bad thing that your wife is already planning what she's going to put on your grave...

i'd me a little on guard for the next few weeks

:)

I'm not worried, it is a joke she tells me also about her portraits. Current choice is this one. ;)
 
By US or European standards. Just wondering.

Very good point. There is plenty of machismo in Europe but it is not displayed quite the same way as in N. America. I enjoy shaking hands here knowing I'm not going to get my hand crushed by some idiot who thinks it is more manly... :lmao:
 
Alright, time to be honest...

It is not always easy to forget what you are used to and I sometimes wonder about the guys I'm shaking hand with when it's a bit limp... but then I get busy wondering how many times I'm supposed to kiss the women and, well, I forget about the guys :lmao:
 

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