Do you know the story of Nick Drake? It's pretty dark and sad and confused. I thought there was a correlation between a self portrait and a biography (unfortunately there is no autobiography of Nick). I love to read but usually go for something lighter. I like entertainment to lift me up not pull me down, but I was curious about this guy after owning his music for many years.
I didn't put anything on my face. I used the slidey things on the computer and was so impressed by how this look suited the reading material.
This self portrait was a really crazy idea I had last week: it's around 5 degrees daytime temps, and rains a lot. Not great photography weather. So what if I sat in the rain reading and took a series of shots showing me get progressively wetter? Well, problems... not enough light and not enough rain. Had to sit for more than half an hour to get this shot and I put heaps of mascara on hoping it would run. No luck.
I'll try this again once my cold clears up. Maybe in the summer!