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The science writer portrait

The previous image was all colour and this is all monochrome.

A few months ago I was commissioned to create a portrait for a science writer (Aarathi Prasad). The images are going to be used in her book for the writers profile and other publicity stuff. I decided to try a different approach in shooting and not shoot a straight profile type portrait. I decided to give the images a mysterious and slightly sci-fi feel. The sci-fi edge didn't quite pan out (well with only some of the images which I might show some other time).

Portrait was lite from the side at about 45 degrees (my usual way). It was a bit windy so I let the wind blow her hair while while I snapped away.

I want a canon 5D mark II. I will set up a trust fund, any contributors LOL. Ok I am not joking gimmie ur money............

The science writer portrait

The previous image was all colour and this is all monochrome.

A few months ago I was commissioned to create a portrait for a science writer (Aarathi Prasad). The images are going to be used in her book for the writers profile and other publicity stuff. I decided to try a different approach in shooting and not shoot a straight profile type portrait. I decided to give the images a mysterious and slightly sci-fi feel. The sci-fi edge didn't quite pan out (well with only some of the images which I might show some other time).

Portrait was lite from the side at about 45 degrees (my usual way). It was a bit windy so I let the wind blow her hair while while I snapped away.

I want a canon 5D mark II. I will set up a trust fund, any contributors LOL. Ok I am not joking gimmie ur money............

comments (18)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2008, 01:11
If her writing is half as beautiful as she is, I'm off to a book store. smile
Wonderful portrait, asiko. Maybe a bit too much stray hair on her face, but that's minor.
sk: thanks VZ
Darn fine shot any day of the week grin
sk: LOL thanks Suby
Cracking portrait, where do I wire the money too??
sk: LOL an hsbc account thank you. the money is much needed esp in times of this economic crisis LOL
Fantastic.
sk: thanks Bridge
  • DrAW!
  • the states
  • 10 Oct 2008, 14:07
great shot!

we have a bit in common today


my previous post was in color and the current one is black and white...also, i want a canon 5d mark ii tongue
sk: LOL get in line mate, we all seem to want that 5D. it cost about 2.5K pounds
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Oct 2008, 18:33
this is a damn fine portrait!
just a min i will see what i have in my wallet.....hmmmmm £200 will that do? only probs its cash on delivery and you have to bring her with yougrin

Such a fine portrait i would hang it on my wallsmile
Bob on shot matey, stick with the 5D.
Intriguing shot!

wink smile smile wink


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  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 11 Oct 2008, 02:14
YOU CAN HAVE MY MONEY IF YOU WILL TAKE SHOTS LIKE THESE ASIKO......THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST AWESOME THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! AND PUUULEASE THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE STRAY HAIR!!!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 12 Oct 2008, 02:11
Wow. very wow. smile
  • chi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2008, 14:57
nice shot..u dnt need a new camera if ur present one shoots like this
  • DrAW!
  • the states
  • 13 Oct 2008, 14:17
yeah i hear the waiting line is loong so let's see if the 50d will be available early enough to keep me from selling out to nikon

the 5d mk ii is almost half the price in dollars bro!
Hello sir, didn't know you were back bloggin I haven't been here for a while. Beautiful Portrait sir. Well done.
I think it's a fabulous portrait ... these publishers have such a narrow view on things ... richard
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 15 Oct 2008, 07:36
This is stunning - I hope she liked it.
I wanna Canon 5D II as well, but alas, I don't think I'm getting one any time soon sad

this is really a nice portrait--very compelling. I like that's she's staring straight into the camera. It does give it an edge, and I like the hair blowing into her face. Very nicely done--great conversion.
  • Nij
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2008, 14:04
I have known Arathi for a long time and that is one of the best pics i have seen of her. Nice one Asiko! (and yes brian I think she loved it)

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