Double Take (I) - Mamma
I'm doing a project/series of photos just now - portraits - a regular one and one taken from behind the subject and then juxtaposing them together. I considered just solely doing portraits from behind but I quite liked the idea of them being juxtaposed together. I've shot a few of these so far but I intend to do a lot more - I'm focusing on 'traditional', simple portraiture just now because I feel it's something I could improve a lot.
This shot was taken at Claremont in Ayr - my grandfathers nursing home. I was sitting on the bed whilst my mum was stood infront of me - next to the window - talking, and I liked the natural light that was coming through the window so I started snapping away. She doesn't understand why I want to take photos of her and why on earth I'd want a photo of the back of her head, but she lets me take photos regardless which I'm thankful for. In 30 years time I'll be glad I have all these photos of her whether she thinks she's photogenic or not.
Taken with a Pentax K1000 and a Pentax-A 50mm lens on 35mm film.
My mamma, Ayr, September 2011.