Lighthouse siren at the chalk cliffs in Southern England on Friday. Molten sun and salt wind.
Polaroids by SF Said.
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This is “In a Dream” a.k.a. Rococo on acid – one of my favorite photo shoots and collaborations to date, which was published in Auxiliary Magazine earlier this year. If you love seeing unusual editorials like this and want to support a publication that helps facilitate them, repost this and head over to Auxiliary Mag’s Kickstarter page and help fund its future in print!
New in the Biorequiem shop: Mieww fancy-pants greeting cards! Printed on cream-colored, deckle-edged, mould-made paper.
Meww greeting cards are now available! Printed on cream-colored, deckle-edged, mould-made paper.
Someone recently included me in this anti-photoshop post and I feel that it would be pretty dishonest to not say anything about it. It took me a couple of weeks to figure out what my unease was all about, and it boiled down to this: I’m just not a worthy example of flaw-embracing natural beauty.
First of all, guys, I am a professional retoucher. I’ve retouched literally thousands of photos for books and magazines.
Which brings me to the second thing: I’m a professional photographer. I take attractive photos of people for money and I’m reasonably competent at that, which means I know how to shoot myself at my best, too.
Third thing: I’m a model. However infrequently, I’ve been modeling since I was 6 years old – I know what I’m doing in front of a camera, more or less.
Fourth thing: I’m a former makeup artist.
So, pretty much everything I’ve ever been involved in has to do with augmenting reality in one way or another, down to my decidedly un-terrestrial art. To summarise, most of the photos I publish of myself are edited in one way or another, or taken in flattering light, or have decent makeup, at the very least. I fucking love Photoshop! I love polish. I love fantasy. To not say so would be disingenuous.
All this prompted me to take a no-makeup-or-grooming, no retouching, natural light photo, so here you go. I did pose and edit the color though :P