Self-portrait

This is my first time trying the artist's challenge, and I was pleased to learn about the work of photographer Harry Callahan. My self-portrait was inspired by this Callahan self-portrait, and the background of some chives that pop up on their own each spring in a neglected pot on my patio was vaguely inspired by this Callahan nature image. I've been on vacation and feeling sick (just a cold) the last few days, so this was the perfect little project while sitting around the house. I am not a fan of black and white photography (heresy?), but I did desaturate my images a bit as a nod, and I compiled them in Photoshop, whereas I believe Callahan did multiple exposures in camera if I'm not mistaken. Thank you for the tag to participate in this challenge. I would have been too intimidated to jump in on my own :) . It’s such a fun challenge to have something new to learn and to experiment with. Finally, a little tidbit about my husband’s reaction when I showed him my self-portrait. After I showed him the photo that inspired it, he quipped, “Oh, I thought it was because you have no torso,” a running joke in my house, as I am the only short member of my immediate family.

-- for the Artist’s Challenge: Harry Callahan
Really impressed Marcy. I have not looked at much of his work but this is similar to some I have seen. Just a suggestion, can you blur the edges of the photo with your head at all, it might just work better.
posted April 13th, 2017  
fun portrait
posted April 13th, 2017  
great work, Marcy
posted April 13th, 2017  
Awesome picture.
posted April 13th, 2017  
Fabulous
posted April 13th, 2017  
A great effect!
posted April 13th, 2017  
@sarahlth Thanks for the feedback, Sarah. I like your suggestion.
posted April 14th, 2017  
Fantastic self-portrait, Marcy! I haven't done any type of multiple exposure or image compilation, only a couple of multiplicity photos, so I'll definitely have to try this out. I had to smile at your comment on not being a fan of black and white photography...I feel the same. I'm truly working on developing an appreciation for it but it's slow going. :-)
posted April 14th, 2017  
Laughed at your husband's comment - I am the short one in our family too!! Great fun and a lovely idea.
posted April 14th, 2017  
Hi Marcy. Love your selfie shot.
posted April 14th, 2017  
Very cool selfie!
posted April 14th, 2017  
@gaylewood I'd like to try a multiplicity photo. I usually hate being in photos, though, so maybe I can recruit someone else, ha ha. There is definitely some stunning black and white photography out there. For some of it, though, I will like the shot but feel I would like it even more in color.
posted April 15th, 2017  
@casablanca Thanks, from one short person to another. This is the view of me with my tall family that Facebook treats me to when I scroll a certain way, ha ha: http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Feeling-short-on-Facebook.jpg
posted April 15th, 2017  
Ha ha, that is fabulous 😀
posted April 15th, 2017  
Interesting self image, nicely put together.
posted April 15th, 2017  
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