A Swish is Heard

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© Laura Hartley
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 5, 2008
TakenAugust 5, 2008
Exposure1/15 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I did a series of these, and posted one below: http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/893749. It is dedicated to my husband, Jake.

THIS one is dedicated to photographer George Krause, whose work inspired this. He was my mentor and favorite photo professor through many years of university.

This is a hard self portrait to do. I could never exactly predict when that shutter would click, in relation to the position of the scarf!

I am pleased with the result here.

42 responses

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful! Like a modern Kertesz.

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Very beautiful indeed!

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Great retro feel! (And she's not supermodel thin, awesome.)

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Super !!!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful, timeless, and truly artistic!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    Super model thin has NEVER appealed to me, and since this is ME, I guess you can see that. Give me classic curves any day - skinny people seem a bit unnnatural to me - I like to eat!!!!

  • D Fritschel

    D Fritschel (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2008):

    classic and nostalgic, well done

  • NK Sareen

    NK Sareen said (4 Aug 2008):

    Fabulous image

  • Carole

    Carole gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    You should be pleased... this is brilliant.. can't believe it's a self portrait.. well done!!

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Absolutely Wonderous Laura! Truly an amazing work of art.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Outstanding shot Laura!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (5 Aug 2008):

    I am honored and humbled by the response to this piece. I have attempted over the years to create this photo, but until the age of the digital portrait, I simply could not do it all. Ironically, I did not use a dark room or film camera for this! I truly admire the classic female nude, and dark room work. If I can share my love of the classics, even using myself like this, with a new generation of photography fans, I will feel truly fulfilled.
    From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU FOR LOOKING; THANK YOU FOR ENJOYING.Thank you for the kind observations and compliments.

  • Harold Duryea

    Harold Duryea gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    The change in position from the original shot, is a definite improvement. It now has a more fluid feel to it. Good work.

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Fabulous. Much cooler than that Nike Swish!

  • Arie Intveld

    Arie Intveld said (6 Aug 2008):

    Wow! A technically tough capture indeed, especially as a self-portrait. Great job, Laura!
    This series you've done tells me you love classic boudoir work .. have a look at www.hansbauergallery.com. I think you'll like it.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    timeless shot...this could have been taken from the 1930s....wow!

  • andrea conti

    andrea conti gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    a super shot, compliments Laura!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Wow Laura, this is just amazing

  • phil413

    phil413 (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    Very cool - love the softness of this photo.

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    This is a fantastic self portrait, well composed.... Love it!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    I don't know how I missed this, it is truely beautiful Laura.

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic...like right out of a boudoir image from 1908.

  • Jose Vásquez

    Jose Vásquez said (26 Aug 2008):

    nice capture

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Well done on this classic view, props! dp

  • Gabriel Stanciu

    Gabriel Stanciu said (1 Sep 2008):

    Dear Laura, this is gorgeous!

  • Thomas Connelly

    Thomas Connelly gave props (5 Sep 2008):

    Well Executed

  • Yu-chun Chen

    Yu-chun Chen gave props (5 Sep 2008):


  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   said (16 Nov 2008):

    super, i luv your work...

  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    reminds me of joel peter witkin's work, very good work...

  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson said (7 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful work. It has a classic 1920's feel.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    You have reason to be pleased, congratulations on a terrific capture!

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    Absolutely stunning work, so very beautiful Laura.

  • everett cook

    everett cook (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2009):


  • Jody Frost

    Jody Frost gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    excellent capture and treatment!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (31 Jan 2010):

    A truly classic image...!

  • Captain Nemo

    Captain Nemo (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    quite lovely, this is the first image of yours I stumbled across and I've been watching your collection since. well done.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (26 Nov 2010):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    Wow!!! Voted!!

  • patricia

    patricia gave props (10 Jul 2012):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jul 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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