[MONOMAD CHALLENGE] BLACK AND WHITE SELF - PORTRAITS

Hi Friends
When you can't go out and you don't have anyone to do a photo shoot, it's time for self-portraits.

I had a post before, it was about how differences between a self-portrait with a selfie... and how a self-portrait helps us to see the real ourselves in the real world. If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link: /@itmevu101/the-power-of-self-portraits

Now back to my portrait photos, I shot and edited these by myself. Because of the weather, it was raining all day long so I can't go out to do the photoshoot outside, so I prepared a set in my bathroom. My light source is the daylight from the window and I hang behind me a black blanket for the font. I shot all these with the Fujifilm XA3 and I used a vintage lens (35-70 F4). So that it, my set was that simple.

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Few first photos, I did the basic pose, the light hits me from side to side and I look ahead toward the light source, half my face in the right exposure.

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The reason I edit these in BnW is my feeling. I felt the pictures would have a moody feel, that is an isolated subject in deep dark spaces. The model would be more mystic, more vulnerable, more emotion express, I think. I don't know how but this idea always attracts me. Some I took with slow shutter speed to created a blur effect to make the picture kind of moving, more lively. I am not a model so don't judge my poses 😅.

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I have some sparklers so I did the long exposure of me shake the sparkler side to side in front of my face 😄

This is my entry for the #monomad challenge. Thank you to @monochromes for taking the initiative to host daily challenges in this wonderful community. Have a nice day!

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