Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shooting Myself

"Posing for a picture is damn hard..." - me


Photos by Ben Albenio



I thought about doing a photo shoot for myself for the past few weeks and decided to go on with it just a couple of days ago. It seemed a bit hard than I thought it wouldn't.

First, the location that we underwent was a disaster. It had only 1 corner that looked as a pretty good spot. It was closed, therefore it was hot. A corner where we hang our clothes... yes, the lines that you see are actually clotheslines that I managed to use as a material for the shoot.

Second, the wardrobe that I used no longer fits me. The jacket that I'm wearing barely fits and I can no longer close the buttons of the suit. Even the inner sleeves that I have bought a couple of months before barely fits. Its a disaster.

Lastly, my friend and I had a hard time defining myself on how to portray and pose for the scene. We thought of moods that I could show during the shoot but didn't go the way we wanted it to. So I said, might as well get on with it and did some poses for whatever way that I can. Seriously, we managed.


Photos by Ben Albenio

I thought of other photo shoots that might fit me. A sports photo shoot perhaps. Imagine me doing cardio workouts in the gym. Its like a candid moment wherein I portray myself as a determined athlete that needs to reshape himself and bring back the man inside of him drama.

Currently, we are planning to do a second try on it. It might still be a landscape photo shoot where in I still wear my "barely worn jacket" but with a different environment. Still have to find a good location though. Wish me luck!

-Post Script-

We used a 12mega-pixel digital camera. It sucked. I know.

My friend did all the magic using photoshop.

Hope we can find a professional shooting camera, or whatever they call it these days.

6 comments:

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

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Niko said...

Thanks. Ill click your blog so i can follow yours. Hope you do too to mine :))

Niko

xxx

Isabela Rodriguez said...

good post! :), now you made me think of making a blog..nah! i leave that to you now. hahaha

Niko said...

Haha! Blogging is fun. You can write lots of stuff and of different topics. Just don't make it as a diary. haha go! i suggest you do! its a stress releaver :)

Carmen said...

hehehe cool post niko!
its cute! :D

Nikolo Bulaun said...

thanks carmen :)