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Man RayIt was only a matter of time before I delivered up a homage to Man Ray for a certain friend in NYC, wasn’t it?
I have a mirrored bedside table, which made capturing the reflected lips pretty easy, but I have had quite a play around in post production. The first two are my interpretation of the sepia-toned original and a colour version of it. The second two use reflection but have a different composition.
Which do you prefer?
Yellow (2)  2015-08-16 20.20.57 (4)
2015-08-16 20.10.39 (4)           2015-08-16 20.13.17


  1. mariasibylla

    Yes! These are so great! I love the direct homage in sepia, but there is something so cool about the second, like an artsy music video still from some avant garde 80s band. I think it might be my favorite. The black and white is lovely because your pretty eye! But I’m also really drawn to the final photo. The filter gives it a vintage magazine look. So interesting. Really love these!!

    • Exposing40

      Funnily enough the final one is the only one where I didn’t adjust the colour after, just cropped it in. Because of my camera settings and low light in the room it naturally came out quote grainy. Xx

  2. F Dot Leonora

    this is so exquisite, *floored*

  3. nerdydirtygirl

    They’re all lovely! I’m partial to the top color one. Your porcelain skin, the pop of your red lips and the way your hangs seductively over the corner of your mouth is very appealing.

  4. Lady Eiluj

    I love the first image, not usually a fan of dark lip colours but the contrast you have captured is stunning. Evocative images thanks for sharing
    Lady E x

  5. silverdomuk

    Love this set! Personally, I prefer the colour versions because of the stark contrast of your red lips against the rest of the shot. Bear in mind though – I am weird. 😉

  6. kittykatsbitsandbobs

    Gorgeous! For me it’s the top colour one… The pretty red/pink of your lips is perfect.

  7. Dawn

    The top colour one is very 80’s, reminds me of my teen years 🙂 But I absolutely love the first shot! I love anything to do with Art Deco, the 20’s etc. and that shot is just perfect 🙂

  8. Marie Rebelle

    What a great idea! They are all lovely, but my absolute favorite is the very first one, where your lips are almost black 🙂
    Rebel xox

  9. Kilted Wookie (@Kilted_Wookie)

    I can’t really pick a favourite, they are all wonderful. Put a gun to my head and I’ll say the second set, but really, it’s an impossible call.

  10. cammiesonthefloor

    I really like the color with just the lips

  11. Twiglet of Hundred Acres

    I love the first and the third the most. It’s the stylised lement of them, they hint at so much and show the thought behind them in a way that the other two don’t quite as much. plus the colour one with just your lips is exactly that 1980s party with porcelain as Dawn and one other comment on, makes me think you’d be such fun at the disco. Twigs.

  12. Molly

    These are soooo good. I love the colour version of the top image, there is something about the bright red lips and the tone of your hair that just really works

  13. steeledsnakecharmer

    I love them all–I couldn’t pick a favorite. Each has its own personality and they are all gorgeous…

  14. Simina

    I always love reflection photography. It always looks so neat.

  15. gingernic

    Oh, wow. The top one in color, especially: the way your hair falls in front of the corner of your mouth is captivating.

  16. KaziG

    They all look so enticing… I really can’t decide!
    ~Kazi xxx

  17. Oleander Plume (@OleanderPlume)

    Love Man-Ray, love your pics, love you, too!

  18. sub-Bee

    These are all just fabulous in their own way but I think I like the top right the best, the softness and colours are just wonderful!

  19. Charlie

    The second image is my favourite. The colour of your lips is so vibrant.

  20. Penny

    My favorite is the top image in color–lovely shots!

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