SELF-PORTRAIT

Shelby's Quarantine

During the quarantine, a period of photographic “abstinence” I am experimenting with personal projects, including the self-portrait.

Representing yourself is always very difficult, expecially on a photographic level and expecially when you are model, photographer, creative director at the same time.

THE PROJECT

The project was actually born from the union between the “Cinematic” genre that has always fascinated me, and the will / need to lend me as the subject of this work.

And why not take inspiration from the series (beautiful and recommend) tha I am following in this period (Peaky Blinders)?

I simply imagined and interpreted the quarantine of a 20s gangster in different situations and with different moods.

THE PREPARATION

I got busy.

I turned my room upside down, I transported furniture, wooden boards, varuous lamps, candelabra, etc to recreate a certain atmosphere.

I have meticulously taken care of the choice of clothing and especially accessories.

THE ATMOSPHERE

I recreated the right atmosphere at the level of lights “by arranging” with that I had at home (cold light battery, 200 w warm led light, candles, lamps and improbable colored filters – colored garbage bags for the accuracy).

Luckily I already had a mirror that facilitated my work.

THE EXPERIENCE

Once I created the set in detail, I took care of the most important part: the shooting phase combined with the care of the different poses to be taken.

It was a very important and rewarding experience that brought me bit of normalcy during a dramatic period we experienced.

NAVIGATION

EL CAMINO

THE WORLD BEYOND

SHELBY’S QUARANTINE

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