Self portraits, self absorbed

Inspired by a ‘quickfire’ photo competition I took part in the other day where the subject was ‘laid bare’, leading me to avoid primer and foundation and highlight my freckles with a cold, stark light.

I’ m really having fun with lighting still, and taking part in these is giving me the chance to give photos a go that normally I’d avoid or not think of. Highlighting freckles in self portraits is one I immediately find myself wanting to shy away from and I still find myself trying not to cringe when I see them show up so prominently, but it makes for interesting character in an otherwise quite stark picture.