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Self-portrait While Asleep (Dan Sumption)

OK, so the title is a bit of a lie, but I was very nearly asleep. I had to take a self-portrait for a photography assignment, had no idea what to do, slept on it, and woke up at 6.30am thinking "I'd rather carry on sleeping than do this self-portrait". That's when inspiration struck. I put the camera on the bedside table, snuck a cable-release under the duvet, and meditated myself 95% back to sleep before gently squeezing the button.

 

This photograph was taken at my parents' house in Teddington, Middlesex.

 

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Dan Sumption is editor of FAD magazine and has a number of photographs published there. He has also had pictures published in The Mail on Sunday, Ireland on Sunday, Hello Magazine, Grazia, Sandman Magazine and others. More information on my website.

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Taken on March 7, 2006