Saturday, April 14, 2007

Project 40 IV: Shadow Self Portraits

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For the last several months I have been making shadow self portraits in the various places I have been. I see them as a placemark, of where I have been either physically or spiritually, or both. I have come to view them as an ephemeral version of an Inukshuk expressed in the language of light. This series were all made during project 40.

On a more technical note, no tripod was used and there is no photoshop retouching involved. How is it that my hands are free?....


Paul Toner said...

Hi Gordon,
Finally had an opportunity to visit your site again: the pictures and reflections they inspire are cool! Project 40 seems to be a lighter way to embrace the inevitable questions that arrive with our aging (I can't believe I am saying things like aging!). How DO you take the picture and leave your hands free?
Paul Toner

Gordon said...

Thanks for visiting.
I'm glad you asked... I preset the camera exposure and focus and then hold the camera in my teeth and use the self timer.