For this assignment, I was tasked to take a portrait photo with no restrictions. I wanted to create a portrait that provokes introspective thought in the viewer.
While creating this photo, I initially struggled because I did not have any access to studio materials. I had to think creatively with what I had on hand. I used dramatic lighting to capture the differences in texture between skin, clay, and hair, while also capturing the solemn mood of the model.
This project was successful as the different textures were captured effectively with the use of lighting. The expressiveness of the model also gave the picture an entirely new atmosphere and meaning.