Portrait 2

So I initially had this idea of taking a picture of myself through some water to distort the image in some way. I began with taking a picture of myself over rippled water, but I didn’t feel like it was telling enough. I decided to go with a “glass half full” of water and to photograph me from the other side (the only reason it’s a measuring cup is because I don’t have any clear cups). It is very plain in the background, keeping the subject of the photograph focused. The half full portion of the glass causes the lower half of my face to seem enormous, and the glasses shadow keeps a trapezoid-like shape around the bottom of the frame, due to the light source coming from above and behind me. I used similar tactics Duchamp used by using ordinary household items and photographing them in a subtly artistic way.

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