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Self Portraits from the Past

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Self Portraits from the Past
Jun 29, 2011

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Let's time-travel back to 2006. I shot these images while living in Appleton, Wisconsin. I think it was raining outside and I was in a creative bent, so my quaint apartment served as a studio. The outfits were thrown together from thrifted clothes. I did my best to look the part of a sullen man-of-the-past. It is interesting to note that the real reason for straight faces in so many turn-of-the-century photographs was the long exposures needed for primitive films; it was easier to hold a straight face for two seconds than to hold a smile.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L

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