Whilst setting up a portrait and testing the lights without an assistant, I captured this self portrait in a studio in Bristol. I'm not hugely interested in self portraiture especially when it includes myself, but I like this. I do spend a lot of time with my hand glued to my phone, the image illustrates reasonably accurately my day to day existence at the moment.
It's been a while since I've shot any personal work, I finally had an opportunity to shoot the above image last week. Inspired by a sequence in the fantastic film 'Calvary' (about Irish Catholicism) and drawing heavily from the Baroque style of humanist figure painting.
I was interested in the idea of a quiet and candid (albeit staged) portrait of a gay couple mixed in with elements of typically catholic imagery. A little finger pointing at some very antiquated and irrelevant beliefs within the Catholic Church.