Self Portrait

In order to create a self portrait i have had to conceptualise myself. Discover what is important to me and plan a way to express these elements.

I am a Scorpio, born 31/10/93, a twin. My birthday is important to me. My star sign traits represent my personality; i am passionate, loyal, jealous and obsessive. These traits are a big part of who i am. I also love colour and fashion. I like bright colourful things, they draw in my attention. Fashion is a key point of my lifestyle. I have worked in the retail industry for 4 years. I’m currently obsessed with the statement necklace, a necklace has become a key point to my outfits. I am also extremely passionate about photography, mainly portraiture.

Looking in to these ideas more closely. Colours can be portrayed to represent emotions; personality traits such as passion,loyalty, jealousy and obsessive behaviour. The colours the represent these traits are red,green and blue; RGB. RGB is also a huge part of photography. a colour mode within photography – Photoshop. As a studying photographer i am currently looking in to beauty portraiture; how to light the subject. Beauty photography including make-up/hair.

Taking all these factors in to consideration i am going to create a self portrait by using colours. Face paint in the colours of RGB (red/green/blue) will be spread across my body from my chest up to my forehead. My hair will be scraped back off of my face and i will have my going out make-up on. I will light the shot as if i was about to take a beauty portrait.

Sticking to my plan i created to look upon myself and lit the beauty shot using a Beauty dish. I situated the beauty dish directly in front of me, this cast dark shadows under my nose due to harsh lighting. I used a silver reflector to fill in these shadows. As the beauty dish was my only light source and i was sat under it the background is dark as no light is on it.

Overall i am happy with my snap shot. I have managed to capture lots of elements which portray who i am. Which also represent my interests in beauty portrait photography.


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Olivia Bates

My aim is to delve in to the alliance between fashion and people so I can explore the link between the subjects in order to communicate my image I have the ability to approach any difficult situation and solve any problems to find resolutions in order to work efficiently. I can manage situations, communicate honestly and have a trustworthy manner as I am expressive and take no nonsense which allows me to get the job done. Please contact me at; and visit my website;

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