“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

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No hesitation, this is my favorite self portrait.

Won Contest Finalist in Black and White Portraits Photo Contest. May, 2017. Viewbug.
Won People's Choice in Black and White Portraits Photo Challenge. December, 2016. Viewbug.
Won Contest Finalist in Creative Self Portraits Photo Contest. September, 2016. Viewbug.
Won Featured. June, 2016. Viewbug.
Won Curator's Choice. December, 2015. Viewbug.

JoWon Contest Finalist in Black and White Portraits Photo Contest. May, 2017. Viewbug. Won People's Choice in Black and White Portraits Photo Challenge. December, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in Creative Self Portraits Photo Contest. September, 2016. Viewbug. Won Featured. June, 2016. Viewbug. Won Curator's Choice. December, 2015. Viewbug. Buy prints here: https://joseph-balson.viewbug.com/prints

Location

This one is from a (short) serie of studio self portrait from December 2015, shot in Corsica.

Time
Technically, from a photographer point of view, the time of the day didn't really matter because it was a studio shooting. But, from a model management point of view, it should be noted it was at the end of the afternoon, and the model (me actually) already had a few Jacks...

Lighting
A soft box, and that's it.

Equipment
A Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8, tripod, studio lights and commander, and a black background.

Inspiration
Sometimes there is no inspiration. You just want to shoot something, or someone, and you are to lazy or too drunk to go out, or you have no model at hand.

Editing
Contrast, levels, and black and white. A few days after the shooting...