There's something I've noticed from time to time when I shoot people: they have a side. I don't mean as in 'she's got a SIDE to her'. I mean, they have one side that they turn to the camera, and do not want to be shot from the other side. Film stars in Hollywood had that, in early, black and white films. Norma Scherer, for example. I mean, she was no great beauty, but she was married to one of the most talented producers in Hollywood, Irving Thalberg. She had the best team of cameramen and art directors, lighting her to be so beautiful, and yet, if you ever caught her on her 'wrong' side: totally different face.
On the other hand, look at Jazzabelle, of the blog of the same name. She is brilliant: beautiful and talented beyond her young years. Another wise old soul in a young woman's body. And yet, as she clearly states on her 'a bit about me' part: 'I look prettier in my photographs than I do in real life, I lack self esteem and confidence, and I am rather awkward. I'm quite nice, though.'
And frankly, she is. Very nice.
So, against her better judgment, I tried an experiment: I shot her face from both sides. Can anyone figure out which is the 'bad' side?
I promised her I'd give her First Refusal on the photos, but after sending her one, she decided to be brave and trust me. I hope I haven't let her down. Jazzabelle, you ROCK!
Shot at the wonderful recent RARE press event at Soho House that you might have seen the bloggers raving about. Almina and her crew are just fabulous, and the collection is amazing. All I'm showing you here is just ONE SHOE: the gorgeous tall blue suede one. The rest is all Jazzabelle's real clothes. I'm saving a proper post on the event for later, as this is what I wanted to say. I feel we all have a face we want to show the world, but frankly, as J said, and I quote, " I need to learn to deal with what I look like, as people see my unflattering side every bloody day."
Do you have a bad side?