This is a self-portrait taken by Robert Mapplethorpe in 1980.  Though I am not dressing myself up as a member of the opposite sex and Mapplethorpe did, his disguise still goes right along with my final project.  Mapplethorpe used a simple black backdrop for this photograph, which I really admire and didn’t really think about using for my self-portrait final.  I like the negative space that his face and the black backdrop create, and I really like the lighting on his face and his coat.  The contrast is really nice, too, and it is believable that he is a woman, which I think is incredible.  I really hope to take away some good costuming skills from this photograph.

This is a self-portrait taken by Robert Mapplethorpe in 1980.  Though I am not dressing myself up as a member of the opposite sex and Mapplethorpe did, his disguise still goes right along with my final project.  Mapplethorpe used a simple black backdrop for this photograph, which I really admire and didn’t really think about using for my self-portrait final.  I like the negative space that his face and the black backdrop create, and I really like the lighting on his face and his coat.  The contrast is really nice, too, and it is believable that he is a woman, which I think is incredible.  I really hope to take away some good costuming skills from this photograph.

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