Dipping into my filing cabinet I came across this set of snaps lit with a Ray Flash Ring. I’ve blogged before about the shortcomings of this adaptor but it suits the style I was aiming for in this session although it is clearly under powered as far as the background is concerned. Viewing these shots afresh I think I may have condemned it to the back of the cupboard too quickly so I have now rescued it and will give it further outings on some of my future shoots just to create a bit of variety to my lighting set-ups.
I have a passion for looking at them slightly dodgy self portraits that girls take with their camera phones and post on Facebook and alike. You know the ones, in their undies, or less, pouting away pretending to be Jordan, Lady Gaga, whoever, whatever. I find them curiously funny and sad at the same time. Don’t be fooled into thinking these girls are interested in becoming models. If you were to offer a proper photo shoot to the real lookers amongst them they would run a mile, but alone in their bedrooms they can imagine a world full of handsome young bucks checking them out. Unfortunately the horrific truth is the intended audience is laughing at them and ugly old men, who don’t exist in their dreams, are jacking off to them.