Fantasy Self Portraits Sleeping Hand Pick Up Vivify Photography

Fantasy Self Portraits

Fantasy Self Portraits

I’ve always loved magical stories. Pan’s Labyrinth is my favorite movie, and the Harry Potter series are favorite books, if that tells you anything about myself! One week, I was feeling particularly magical and decided to take some fantasy self portraits. I’d love to share them with you!

The first fantasy self portrait is one of my favorites. In fact, you can see it on the About Me Page! I was inspired by my Nana’s old Bible, which is now in my possession (and pictured). Another love of mine are antiques, and when I say this book is old, my gosh, it’s old and wonderful! So, as I was looking at it, I wondered how could I incorporate it into a self portrait? Then for some reason, my brain said, “Hey, Vivi! Remember that movie, The Borrowers? Make yourself tiny!”

And viola!

Fantasy Self Portraits Little Vivi in a Book Vivify Photography

The next portrait was inspired by my Borrowers concept, but also highly influenced by Rosie Hardy. A photographer who I am always impressed with. She does amazing concept portraiture- particularly her self portraits- and photo compositing. This photo was inspired by her half-water, self portrait.

Fantasy Self Portraits Water Photo Vivify Photography

The next few photos may seem a bit eerie. They too were inspired by another Rosie Hardy photo. This one, in fact.

Fantasy Self Portrait Reaching Arm Vivify Photography

They were simple enough to do by myself that I decided to create a series called, The Shadow Hand Series.

Fantasy Self Portrait Reading Hands Vivify Photography copy

This next one made my mom laugh. She said some people need that shadow hand to get them out of bed in the morning. I hope she wasn’t referring to me!

Fantasy Self Portraits Sleeping Hand Pick Up Vivify Photography

 Let me know what you all think in the comments below! Would you like to see some more from either of these two series?

2 thoughts on “Fantasy Self Portraits

  1. This is excellent! I especially like the shadow hands series. How on earth did you get the levitation effect?

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