I have finally settled on the three Self Portraits that I will use for Project 1. I have loaded them onto Instagram www.instagram.com/cheridesailly/ and shared them with my Facebook site Cheri Desailly . I have also completed my word document to submit via Dropbox to the Photography and Social media Unit home. A bit late due to some ill health and other distractions, but fortunately not penalised for this.
Because of the sort of photography I do, I prefer to convey a somewhat casual, slightly familiar and relaxed feeling to my images, while endeavouring to produce a high quality of photograph. I initially had selected six images and after the very good critiques I received and a little soul searching, the photographs below are the ones selected.
Outdoor Self Getting Ready
In the two images above I am wearing hats. Because I am a skin cancer sufferer (my nose is mostly skin graft), I rarely walk outside the door without a hat. For the more rugged outdoor pursuits of my travel photography I wear the one on the left. I happened to be doing a shoot for The handsome Horse and decided that location would work well for the outdoor self portrait. I have many hats for different occasions, and the last thing I do before walking out the door is to look in the mirror and put on my hat. Hence the next image.
Musical Influences This final image is meant to show a blending of personal, creative and work life. I love music from all eras. The Cat Stevens album cover is straight out of my young adult life. The Blended singer in the background is my son, Locky, who is a full time professional entertainer. Gig photography is part of my repertoire and it is a lot of fun. The mirror ball effect is a photo of Christmas lights taken in Singapore. Other photos from Singapore can be seen on my website, www.cheridesailly.com.
For the benefit of who ever will be marking my project 1 submission. The preceding blog entries for this project start with Week 1 - Photography and Social Media