This happens when i’m bored…

Self Portrait | September 2011
Self Portrait | September 2011


  Something different this time. I enjoy taking photos of myself, i think it’s a lot of fun to experiment and see how many different looks you can pull off. This photo was taken during a day when i was utterly bored, so no it was not Halloween! It started off by me just wearing the hoodie but i thought it was nothing really interesting and i ended up using white eye shadow to make my whole face white and black eye shadow for the lips and under the eyes. I have no make-up supplies at home so i used some leftovers from a halloween party. I decided i wanted to create a creepy looking character, so i didn’t try to look pretty for this one. And that’s probably one of the few photos that i used a slight texture overlay for those white specks you see. I also lowered the saturation, leaving only a hint of color. My hair was actually dyed white back then so that’s no Photoshop. P.s. I really miss my white hair.

Equipment used: Canon 450D, lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 580ex ii off-camera flash, shutter speed 1/90s, f/8, iso 100, focal length 18mm.

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21 thoughts on “This happens when i’m bored…

      1. Shooting in B&W with a #25 Red filter try green lipstick for a very un-earthy effect at low cost (Lips go black, skin goes ghost white) – not a beauty suggestion, but remember it when you next get bored 🙂

  1. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great work and all that, but I still find the fact that you wear a razor blade for a necklace (and not only in this photo) a little more creepy. 😉

    1. Hahaha…well i used to wear a silver dragon but for the past 2-3 years i’ve been wearing this razor everyday! I get some very funny comments from people about it. Of course it’s not a real razor…I’m not that emo :p

    1. Thank you 😀 I actually enjoy taking photos of myself, it’s hard as you mentioned but it’s also fun. I had many “good” photos ruined because the composition was not as i expected…but sometimes you get lucky and everything works exactly as you wanted 🙂

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