Self Portraits

I am so happy with these. 

I've been playing with the afternoon light that floods into my "studio". What an exciting change this has been. I work in a relatively small room, and to find any sort of new variation from my normal posing/lighting habits is the name of the game. 

ALSO! I've been training for a race later this month in France. I think the creativity flows more freely when I'm all hopped up on post workout endorphins.


The other new things I did during this shoot were:
 - play Rap (very atypical for me)
 - straighten the upper half of my hair with particular emphasis on the face framing layers. 
 - shooting during time traditionally reserved for naps (2 - 4 pm)

Below is a separate, more dramatic, attempt at mastering this same intense light.

This is the only light I want to explore.