This self portrait of Lacy was done in 2010 quite a while before I had heard of “Selfies” or before it became a well known word anyway. I see nothing wrong with Selfies if they can be as tastefully done and as dramatic as this one.
Most are just amateur and lame. I also think the hand coloring is tastefully done if I do say so myself. I wanted to color just enough for it to stand out and not look overdone.
I think it has a dramatic black and white Film Noir feel. We’ve come a long way from the black and white scary movies we used to watch that gave me nightmares for weeks. Just taking out the trash at night was a heart stopper.
I have found at times there is a good purpose for Selfies. You know when you are sight seeing you don’t want all the photos to be of just scenery and buildings. You have to have a photo of people tossed in every now and then to break up the monotony and sometimes there just aren’t any people around or, there’s no one to take a photograph of you thus Selfies can come in handy.
Photo printed in black/white and hand colored by
Texas Artist Sherry Key.
Portrait by LC Photography.
- Mastering the Art of a Selfie (beautyandthepitch.com)