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Help me pick a foto [Jun. 14th, 2012|12:12 am]
kyle cassidy
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So Leica camera is having a self-portrait contest -- the only rule is that the camera has to be in the photo with you and the deadline is TODAY which caused some grumbling as I came home wanting to go to bed and realized that I needed to tear the studio apart and rebuild it in front of the only mirror big enough to get the camera in the photo. Anyway, I persevered. Here are my two options. Which do you prefer? Anyone can vote.

Poll #1846758 The Leica Self Portrait Poll

Which of these self portraits should I enter in the Leica self portrait contest?

Portrait #1
163(66.3%)
Portrait #2
64(26.0%)
Sweet barking cheese! Don't show anyone either of those!
19(7.7%)



Digilux Portrait #1




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Digilux Portrait #2



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[User Picture]From: katranna
2012-06-14 04:18 am (UTC)
I chose Portrait #1, but I am actually leaning towards option C. Can you do a shot where you don't look so... angry? I mean, atmospheric intensity I can get behind, but it looks like someone pissed in your Cheerios and you just took a bite. Sorry.

I do like the technical aspects of the first shot a lot, though.
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[User Picture]From: controuble
2012-06-14 12:33 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything this person said. Have you forgotten how to smile?
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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2012-06-14 04:20 am (UTC)

the b&w

number one is pretty dreamlike and magical
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[User Picture]From: anghara
2012-06-14 04:21 am (UTC)
#1, for me...
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[User Picture]From: yswilce
2012-06-14 04:21 am (UTC)
Numero Uno is kinda Matthew Brady-ish.
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[User Picture]From: gandalfgreyhame
2012-06-14 04:23 am (UTC)
IMO, you look Very Serious Artiste in #1, and Crazy Mad Photog in #2. #2 is more true to you, #1 will probably play better with the Leica crowd :)
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[User Picture]From: ceciskittle
2012-06-14 04:24 am (UTC)
Out of the two of those, I would pick #1, but personally I like it when you smile, at least a little.
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From: rcmckee
2012-06-14 04:25 am (UTC)
#1 ... but run a sepia or platinum photokit on it....
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[User Picture]From: briansiano
2012-06-14 04:27 am (UTC)
#1 is more arty, and it'd impress a wider audience... but since this is an audience of photographers, I think #2 has a "no bullshit" aspect that'd be more appealing.

It's past the deadline anyway. And I always tell people to never rely on my judgment.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-06-14 04:29 am (UTC)
"today" june 14
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[User Picture]From: fyr3lyt3
2012-06-14 04:40 am (UTC)
Its interesting...#1 actually seems like a portrait of the camera that you just sort of happen to be standing in, and #2 is a portrait of you, that the camera just happens to be loitering in.

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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2012-06-14 12:37 pm (UTC)
I like this analysis.
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[User Picture]From: brigid_hepburn
2012-06-14 04:44 am (UTC)
I like the apparent formality of the first photo but that you also have your leg tucked up and your hand resting; it's a bit meditative and relaxed in contrast.
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[User Picture]From: bcj
2012-06-14 04:46 am (UTC)
Why so serious?
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[User Picture]From: ululare
2012-06-14 04:50 am (UTC)
I like the second one because it's easier to see your eyes.
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[User Picture]From: devotdsatellite
2012-06-14 04:59 am (UTC)
i would say 1, but theres a blur on your glasses lens and that distracts me.
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[User Picture]From: phantommuse
2012-06-14 05:06 am (UTC)
I picked #1 because I like your glasses, and your expression (though I tend to agree that I like you smiling, better!) but I like the visibility and your hair in #2. Super-impose one over the other and submit both :D lol... I do kind of see #1 as being the ghost in the background of #2
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