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Confidence, Strength, Integrity….

I was going to call this image… “My Name Is Not Sharbat Gula…”

She was one of the world's most famous faces, yet no one knew

who she was… I was wondering who would make the connection…

My friend pfflyers1 was first…

 

There’s a giant difference from what I have shot and Steve McCurry’s…

The obvious one is I’m not good enough to carry Steve McCurry’s Lens…

Let alone his tripod…

 

Did I think about Steve McCurry image when I shot this? Yes…

was I trying to emulate him? Yes… Have I come close? I’ll leave

that up to you… Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl" is completely

different… His girl did not cover her face… and she was shot on location…

Maybe the similarities are the feeling of the eyes…

 

It’s all about controlling the light for me… I wanted my model to

feel as though she was outdoors… with shadows being cast from

trees or a shadow from a doorway… I painted her eyes with light…

that's why they sparkle…

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Taken on January 25, 2007