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Danny's Photoshoot Meme [Dec. 13th, 2009|01:12 pm]
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Write to me if you'd like to know how I would like to photograph you. Don't tell me how you'd like to be photographed, it's my job to come up with something for you.

All your comments will be screened, so people will only see my replies to you. I will unscreen your original request only if you ask me to after I have replied.

Disclaimer time - I may need you to point me towards a recent photo of yourself since my memory for people's faces/bodies is often crap. Be warned, you may find the way I'd like to photograph you ridiculous, insulting, boring, obvious, exploitative, confronting, confusing, completely off the mark of how you see yourself, or completely uncreative. Worse still, I may not be able to think of anything for you. If I can't think of anything for you though, it probably means I just need to chat with you more, to spark some ideas.

Either that you or have no discernable personality.

Yes, I am mean. Tough it out, you bastards!

[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-12-13 05:04 am (UTC)
This would either take a major photoshoot, l33t Photoshop Skillz, or both.

You know the famous James Dean Times Square picture? I want something like that with you. But it's the balance of the other elements that's the hard part.

I want you walking along, head down, and everything close to you in the shot is of significance and relevance to your cultural identity. People, dress, images, writing. And around that little bubble of your culture, is the loud raw Western culture trying to break in.

Either that, or it works opposite, so you're in Western dress, surrounded by Western things, and around the edges of the shot is your world.

The hardest thing with this concept is to get the visual balance so it doesn't look like you're trapped (seemingly unwillingly) in a bubble of your own culture, but instead looks like you carry that heritage with you, no matter where you are, because it's a part of you, as opposed to attached to you. If that makes sense.
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