Since it was so misty the other night and I was otherwise unengaged, I took the opportunity to do a little night shooting. This year I’d like to branch out in photography and shoot something else in addition to the people I’m close to.
I look forward to developing as a portraitist, and find inspiriation in various places, but this one is the most recent. Jenny Schäfer is a Hamburg-based artist working in a variety of media, and her portraits I find striking in that they seem to elevate the subject in unexpected ways. These are not typical glamour shots, and the models are not of the glossy magazine type. The photographer makes her subjects look interesting and attractive without excessive makeup or overt eroticism. Instead I find it more cerebrally appealing, or perhaps it’s libidinous in that it appeals to a certain sapiosexuality (and yes, everything is about sex with me, even when it’s not about sex).
Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures I took at night when I had a “foggy notion” to do so. Some are edited for effect, and others are left pretty much as-is. Some of the editing here is shit. What ya gonna do?