I took the photographs for my artistic object shoot. I wanted to show that self-portraiture was daunting, that the collaboration between a model and a photographer is needed for the best photographs to be made. I experimented first solely using ambient light because I thought that the limited light would create a dark, gruelling image. Instead the image didn’t look professional because of the limit light, it needed to look more daunting.
I then experimented by turning one of the softboxes on at the side of the tripod so it would give it some life with a glow that separates it from the background. I moved the light around and altered the composition to get an image that I was happy with. Using lower angles made the camera look like it was the authority and the model was the uncomfortable side-kick. I was pleased that the images conveyed the message I wanted it to about the state of portraiture.