Photographers know that the most patient model is the photographer himself. Many of us experiment in front of the camera all kind of lightning setups, technical settings and so on and so on. Probably, the selfie is born out of this: photographers experimenting on them selves and sharing this with the community.

To be clear, I do not like my own selfies, but I do like to experiment on myself with lightning setups. Self, 5 seconds exposure with window light.

ps: I do have ears, just on this image they somehow disappeared …

portrait of denis

It is always nice if your subject shares some interest with you, it makes things easier. Sometimes a lot easier

Denis likes photography and therefore it was easier for me to convince him to sit for me and be still. For six seconds. 

We did several shots and this one came out the best. My first portrait of my new series: a six second exposure.

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