This was taken today for my much overdue about page. As I read everyone else's about page I thought that I ought to start mine; and now I have started it. I stood in front of the window for light, hence the square highlights and after converting to b&w I made a curves adjustment to create the over exposed look.

This picture, unintentionally, reminds me of the cover of Jean Michel Jarre's album, Aero which I'm currently listening to.

I wish each and everyone one of you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Canon EOS 20D, 50mm, f/9, 4/10Sec, ISO 200


Great self portrait! It almost looks like a drawing. Have a Happy and safe New Year.

   orange - December 31, 2004 07:50 PM

This is very nice. I've been meaning to remove the eyes I use on my own about page, because I think they're a little too up-close-and-personal. But yours are really nice!! Very warm and inviting, and the black and white is very nice.

   luminouslens - December 31, 2004 08:31 PM

Happy New Year my friend! Great shot

   Garth - December 31, 2004 11:25 PM

Fabulous self portrait. It strikes me as anonymous, and yet is strangely personal too.

   claire-obscure - January 2, 2005 12:37 AM

Awesome!!! I actually did think it was a drawing, and I thought to myself "Why did he take a picture of a picture?" and then I read about it, and low and behold, it's your actuall face (or lack there of...^_^). Very nice eyes, Stu!

   Amanda - January 3, 2005 06:53 PM

love the use of extreme overexposure. this is very successful and captivating.

   anoepnshutter - January 3, 2005 09:10 PM

love these eyes

   me - January 3, 2005 10:00 PM

Very graphicly designed composition. Nice idea! It's time to update my own about page self-portrait, and I'm dreading it.

   Alec Long - January 8, 2005 01:59 PM

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