Making test prints this weekend in preparation for my first portfolio review. Trying to be brave & vulnerable & putting in the weird stuff that speaks to me. Above is "the big yes." It is a self portrait, & there are some autobiographical qualities in the story, but mostly I use myself as a model because I'm there. And I'm cheap.
The image strikes some as a dark image. There's a jokeresque quality to her expression-- the line of the mouth, the pointy nose, the arch of the eye brow... But, to me, she is saying yes to something. She looks to the train. Is that the yes? Is someone coming? Is she leaving? Does she have dark intentions? I don't know. Once the image is made, & the whisper of the story is released to the wild, there could be a thousand possible possibilities before breakfast.
The portfolio review is part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival slate of awesomeness for the month of October in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.