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03 April 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Deirdre  

There’s not much evidence of it in my portfolio, but my favorite kind of photography is portraits.

I have a project in mind (don’t I always?) to celebrate 2016 in Ireland, with a theme/subtitle of something along the lines of “Children of the Revolution: The Ireland Michael Collins Never Imagined,” that focuses heavily (but not exclusively) on Ireland as an immigrant, rather than an emigrant, state.

It would be either 100 or 200 photos, probably: half of them portrait shots, and half images of the same people ‘in context’, at work and at play around Ireland. I’d really love to do something like that, and it would feed into my love of portrait photography.

Of course, first I’d need 1. time, and 2. volunteers to be subjects for a small version of the project to prove I can take successful pictures of people and then try to get Arts Council funding. :)

Anyway, this is my sister a few years ago, from the same photo shoot as the Bridge Dancer.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

eglantine_breglantine_br on April 3rd, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
What a timeless, deceptively simple photo. Her direct gaze is really lovely.
kitmizkit on April 3rd, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! We were going for 'pleasantly neutral' (I can't remember why, but she needed a photograph of that description for something) and let me tell you, it took a lot of shots to get that! Maybe professional models know how to drop their face into pleasantly neutral, but we ordinary mortals don't. :)
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kitmizkit on April 3rd, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 3rd, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Fabulous! What a classic face. And I love your idea...will you try to get it published?
kitmizkit on April 3rd, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think she's lovely, myself. :) And yeah, I'm constitutionally incapable of not trying to get things published, so, yeah. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 3rd, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
I hear you...

Would you go with a conventional publisher or a crowdfunding option?

*starts reaching for wallet*
kitmizkit on April 3rd, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
We'll find out when the time comes. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 3rd, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
BTW--the heroine of my first novel was named Deirdre. Just sayin' :-)
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on April 3rd, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
You know, in previous pictures of her, I have not seen much resemblance between the two of you. Obviously, haven't met Deirdre in person, so maybe it was more obvious, but...

Here? She is without question your sister. Or you are hers. Or.

Beautiful portrait.