Dali Obsession - Self Portrait Photography 10.366.2020


I can still remember the first Dali image I ever saw. I was probably about 10 years old in a poster shop in Stockport called Athena. You don't see poster shops any more which is a shame.

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranite a Second Before Awakening was the snappily titled painting and I think I was probably drawn to it in the first place by the naked woman sprawled across the bottom. Under closer inspection of the rest of the piece I was captivated. I still am every time I see it.
I saved up for ages to get this book and it is the only book I read regularly. It's incredibly detailed and covers every step of the great man's life and work.

By far my favourite image within is Galatea of the Spheres and if you haven't witnessed it's beauty I suggest you go and have a look,
Anyway I digress. I shot this tonight as I thought it would make a good prop as it is large enough to conceal a flashgun. My arms are killing though :)
Beauty dish above, snooted flash below gelled Peacock blue and orange gel on the one inside the book. Blast of vapour blown inside the book just before the shutter fired.
I'm off to drool over the contents of the book for about the millionth time :)

This is number 10 of my 366 for 2020.

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Brilliant shot! Loving the contrast of the colours, and that vapour coming from the book! 😙👌🏻 I did a case study on Dali for my A levels, way back when. His work has always captured my imagination too.

11.01.2020 10:36
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Thank you Betty. Seeing your natural light self portraits spurred me on for this one. His technical ability mixed with his deep and dark abstract mind make him forever my favourite. I would have loved to light paint with him. That would have been a productive shoot I'm sure :)

11.01.2020 10:40
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Oh my goodness! I can just imagine the outcome from that collaboration! 😍🤯

11.01.2020 13:36
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Lighting, tick. OCD, tick. Literally telling a story, tick! Cracking image mate and glad to see you on here, this time next year you'll be a millionaire ;-) Seen in @lightpaintershub

11.01.2020 11:02
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Haha. Nice one mate. I'm chuffed with this one and I have enjoyed my first few days here. I'm going to reign it in a little on here as I have been informed that in the beginning 1 to 2 posts per day is where it should be at.

11.01.2020 11:15
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That's an instant classic. This light work is oiterworldly. Loving it.


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11.01.2020 12:45
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Cheers folks. This is why I do 365 projects. We're I not have been doing one now this shot wouldn't exist. Happy days.

11.01.2020 12:51
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😅 Everyday a colorful surprise for us. Loving it!

11.01.2020 12:53
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Awesome mate, looks like that book hasn’t been read for a while with all that dust lol
colour selection on point too !!

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11.01.2020 14:24
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Hahaha. Cheers mate. It's the most thumbed book in the house :)

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12.01.2020 00:01
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Cheers again folks. Happy days.

12.01.2020 11:33
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