A very simplistic yet effective picture without a doubt. It seems like it wouldn't be profound yet it gives me the feeling that you were waking up from a long night and looking for some kind of comfort from someone. Though I could be reading too much into it, and may be wrong. Though that is how I am looking at it. It feels like you are looking back at us while the scenes of the city of Chicago are shown while you do your best to put on a relaxed yet elegantly beautiful expression on so that you can convey your feelings.
I lived there most of my life but have escaped to the south and warm beaches now. May I say you have the perfect little bottom and love your gaze back. I see the Standard Oil Building there across from Grant Park down by the lakefront.
It was my first time in Chicago, for the shoot that produced this image. Unfortunately, I was only there for 2 days, to shoot with one photographer, and the weather was terrible (tornado warning), so I didn't get to look around a whole lot.
M - That would have been around November 17th. I was in Chicago. I was there for a football game between my Baltimore Ravens and the Chicago Bears. They had to stop the game twice for lightening, torrential rain and a tornado warning. Wow, we were probably there around the same time. I'm glad you survived it. And I'm sure you'll get back to Chicago soon.
And Melissa, if you remember, that Sunday it was nearly 60 degrees in the morning, and by 4pm the temperature had dropped about 30 degrees and the wind was blowing at 25mph. It was pretty miserable. And my team lost!!! That only made it worse! But I had a good dinner so that helped make up for it. My flight was the next day. I had thought about flying out after the game on Sunday, but I'm glad I didn't try.
Richard P. S. I love our little conversations. But it's so rare that either of us has the time for such. . .
I know you're probably tired of hearing this, but you are just perfect. I am going to try to make even more poetry on the side of the main one I'm writing right now and have your pictures as my muse. If you wouldn't mind.
Interesting choice for tonality, but I like it with the cold tones. It matches your expression well, or perhaps your expression fits the mood well. I like that it is underexposed, that too helps build the mood for me. And, if I may, I like that you're not completely naked as the black fabric breaks up the expanse of your skin in abstract ways. Very nice use of window light from the two windows. While I might have suggested reflecting some light to fill in the near side of the face, I like it in shadows here with the broad lighting.
Well, I find "I like it" to be pretty empty. It doesn't inform about what I like and don't like, nor why. If the idea is to encourage and welcome discussion on artistry, the least I can do is put thoughts and feelings into word.
Either deliberate or happenstance, I do like the colors and lighting. Chances are, the photographer had an idea (even if just roughly) of what he'd get and went for it. Though the weather, which no one had control over, also played a part in creating the overall look, as the scene out the window is the counterpoint to you.