I've been photographing different types of flowers for the past 3 years. This month I was passing by a flower shop & I decided to go in to buy new flowers for a photo shoot. I picked my flowers and I was just on my way out of the shop, I saw that incredibly beautiful Lily standing out and posing for me. It was literally posing for me !! It was so beautiful..
For those who have been following my photography you probably know that I like to experiment with self-portraits, especially low key ones. And as I mentioned before in a previous post, light & shadows are my favorite way to create a certain mood & to add depth to the portrait. I like to create different patterns with the shadows, & try to make that shadow part of my face.
Today I realized that it has been 3 years since I joined Flickr. 3 years the camera has been an important part of my life and as the years pass by I get more & more attached to it.
I’m a self-taught photographer, I've read many books, articles ,blogs & tutorials. Been through millions of photographers portfolios, & learned a lot from all the creative and amazing photographers I met on Flickr.
Today as I was posting a new photo to my “people” set on Flickr I realized that I almost never show the face of the person that I’m photographing, it’s either a photo from his back, or his face is partially/completely hidden. I think I like the mysterious feeling it gives to the photo. It keeps the viewer wondering more about that person, whether he’s old or young, happy or sad … etc.
Self-portraits?!!! Oh no, no way I'd be interested in that one day…. that's what I used to say when I started to take photos 2 years ago. And now I can't lie i find self-portraits a very challenging, interesting & a creative experience.