|Danny's Photoshoot Meme
||[Dec. 13th, 2009|01:12 pm]
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!
Me please! I generally do not like having my photo taken, but you taking it wouldn't bother me, I think. And I'd like to hear what you come up with as a hypothetical photo-shoot for me!
I have three immediate ideas, possibly because I've known you so long... that said, I'd be tempted to catch up for a good long chat before ever making solid decisions because you've been off adventuring, so I may see a completely different person than who I'm picturing now.
You walking along the top ridge of a rooftop, with the city or suburbs as your backdrop. Actually, the place you've been living for the last year or however long would have been perfect. You're walking the ridge and your eyeline is on the toe of the foot held high out in front of you, with a sort of thoughtful look. You're not concerned with the roof or the stuff around you, you're enjoying walking on the ridge.
You moonbathing in the Botanical Gardens. I'd want to get you, the moon and the lake in shot, so might take some doing. It's the sort of shot where photoshopping it will never work as well as getting it all in camera on a long exposure. Actually, would probably want to use a good telephoto lens and shoot from as far back as possible, just to try and get the moon filling a good portion of the sky.
You in a helmet that's a bit too big for you, and army clothes that are a bit too big for you, the wind blowing through your hair and you screaming at the world from the turrent of a tank. You wouldn't see most of the tank in the shot, but enough to know what it was you were commanding.
You can unscreen me if you like:)
I think they all sound like marvelous ideas, although the third one might be a bit tricky these days - I have dreadlocks now, so the wind doesn't blow through my hair quite like it would have done previously.
The second one, though - that would be my pick, because I have in fact *been* moonbathing in the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, albeit many years ago. On the North Lawn, so within sight of the lake. Did I tell you that and forget, or is it rather spooky coincidence that brought you that idea?
I was pretty sure you were dreaded up, from one of your Flickr photos and such that I looked at ages ago. I think the tank one would still work with the dreads tied back. Mind you, they're dreads, we could thread wire through them to shape them a bit.
Or rent a huge wind machine!
The rooftop is probably my fav. I can just see the look of concentration on your face as you look at your toes, your arms held out for balance. There's a matter-of-factness to a lot of things you do that comes through in your body language, and I've always loved it.
The moonbathing you told me about. And it's just so perfectly you that I'd love to take it. But you're also one of the people that I could spend days photographing. You have so many facets to your character that I've seen and would love to try and capture. That's why I mentioned catching up with you again, because who knows what else you'd surprise me with!
I tend to stick my tongue out when I concentrate, you'd have to work with that:)
And wiring my dreads is a good idea! I've been sticking shiny things in them lately, which is fun, but I think you may have just inspired a whole new use for those glittery pipecleaners you can get at craft-stores, which I never saw a purpose for until now.
We should catch up one of these days - Jai's been muttering about a brief trip to Canberra to make sure it's still there, I should ask if he has actual dates in mind so I can see if they work for you!
The tongue out is actually right there in my mental picture of you on the roof. Seriously. I know that look so well. I mimed it to Sharon earlier, complete with tongue :)
You could wire your dreads and become Medusa!
And yes, would love to catch up! You can see my