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2.31 - "Needs Work" 

Canadian Gothic. Shot at an old farmhouse using available light and a couple of friends.

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Marcus Lelle's picture

I would like to see his eyes open, it feels like a blink.

Dyrek Pereira's picture

Thanks! It wasn't a blink but deliberate. He was supposed to look oppressed but that's what you get for using non pro models LOL.

Chase Wilson's picture

If only he wasn’t closing his eyes.

Dyrek Pereira's picture

Can I ask why you feel eyes must be opened?

Chase Wilson's picture

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If she's looking at the camera you're acknowledging it's presence. So is it a portrait? They're standing there like it's a portrait. His glasses are pulled down awkwardly almost highlighting that he's not looking at the camera. He's not making a desperate expression - infact he's not making any expression. Similar to her. But she's looking at the camera. He's closing his eyes.

If they weren't posed like a portrait. If they were making any expression what so ever that would allow for closed eyes (crying, laughing, sadness), and if she wasn't looking dead straight at the camera, then I think you'd have more wiggle room for some eyes closed.

As presented it looks like a blink. There's almost no other way to interpret it.

Dyrek Pereira's picture

Fair enough. Point taken. Thank you.