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Non-posed self portraits

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Fen, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I wondered what non-posed self portraits people had taken?

    This was because of a quick 'grab shot' I saw as the lift doors were closing in the Swan Hotel (Harrogate) last week.


    So... want to post yours in the thread?
  2. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Surely the inevitable question, Fen is whether you are on the way up or down?
  3. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    I don't see how you can have a 'non-posed self portrait'. I presume here the lift happened to open in front of a mirror and you Fen, camera already round your neck grabbed a shot of yourself.

    But you're still 'posing'!
  4. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    By unposed I was meaning, not a set up shot where you had planned to take a self portrait. I'll re-phrase the question...

    Whilst out and about taking photographs, have you ever seen a reflection or a reflective surface and taken a self portrait using it?

    Nope, I'd hobbled up to my room with my cameras on my SpyderHolster to grab some business cards. Then on my return the lift was on my floor do I dived in. As the doors were closing I noticed a mirror opposite me and I quickly grabbed a camera and took the shot. No time for posing as the doors were closing.
  5. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    A la Miss Maier?

    I probably have done it but can't think of any specific occasion.
  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

  8. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Right. Life on Lewis.


    That begs the question, Kate, how do you find out slowly?

    Or is that an indelicate question to ask?


  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The same way you lot do on the mainland - in the newspaper. ;)
    Our first action if it's someone in the neighbourhood or obviously someone we know, is to go round there to see the spouse/relatives. Practical help is given and then we all go to the funeral.
    It was gratifying that when my husband died, the neighbours did that for me. Fortunately no-one would cross the street through embarrassment here.

  10. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I imagine if you find out slowly then you are the deceased. :D
  11. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Slightly off topic... Isle of Lewis

    Do you know this chap:

  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Just a thought...Iain Brady?
  13. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Ummm, do you not mean Banks Kate?;)
  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    No idea!
  15. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Is there a photographer who hasn't taken a self portrait in a mirror? I suspect most have, if only to find out what they look like in a photograph (to misquote Garry Winogrand) :eek:

    Here he is:


    And a few more self portraits in mirrors:

    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
  16. tonycro

    tonycro Well-Known Member

  17. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Iain Banks was a superb author of fiction until his passing last year, whereas Ian Brady... well thankfully he's still behind bars. I've no idea who Iain Brady is though. ;)
  18. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!


    My wee bubble :)
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Iain Brady is an artist and sculptor, who was a teacher here for many years. Very imaginative stuff.

    Actually it is another author, Peter May.
  20. Olderbutnotwiser

    Olderbutnotwiser Well-Known Member

    Not so much a reflection as a shadow...


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