Portrait for critique

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Simon Stanmore
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Re: Portrait for critique
In reply to Michael Thomas Mitchell, May 4, 2012

I agree with your diplomatically-put comments.

Put succinctly...

The lighting minimizes drama, minimizes form, minimizes texture. It adds nothing.
The processing to pure-black for a floating head is stand-out bizarre.
The expression is essentially ambiguous.

Nothing gels, nothing is communicated, and there is no craft, beauty or drama in this image.

In the cold light of objectivity it looks like the work of an individual who got their first camera and some photo-editing software a week ago.

I appreciate that this feedback is 'strong', but it is me being truthful about this photograph is I see it.

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