Michael’s Portraiture For This Week’s Sinful Sunday
Sinful Sunday Week 340 | Portraiture
Portraits and portraiture have never been my forte.
When it comes to erotic photography, I’ve always been far better at chronicling scenes than attempting the artistic.
I compensated for this by developing skills with FotoSketcher, Photoshop, and a variety of other image editors and filters.
I’ve used filtered and processed images to establish a unique look for my site. It usually works very well for my purposes here, but not always.
Today’s image is a bit different. It’s a deliberate attempt at portraiture. There is a filtered version (top-right – click it for full-sized version) I very much like. I can’t resist at least trying some filter and photoshop magic.
But, in this case, I hope the original (below) attempt at creating a portrait speaks well for itself…
I’m more than satisfied with the results of this exercise in portraiture. I even prefer the photo to the altered artistic version, and that’s unusual for me. It turned out better than I had imagined it might.
Still, my own thinking is more along the lines of Goethe’s quote than quotation offered by Dali or Wilde. Portraiture only captures one portion of a person’s essence. It reveals a thin slice of our looks, and perhaps more than a little bit of a person’s style.
That’s especially true if we look at things from the perspective of individuals involved in power exchange relationships. A true portrait of a dominant (or Master/Mistress etc.) is something much more. As Goethe says, it’s our manners. I’m not meaning Miss Manners. I do not mean that we know which fork to use at a fancy dinner, although that’s good to know too.
For a dominant individual, our deportment and bearing, our caring and kindness towards others, can be a good measure. To my way of thinking, that is more of a true portrait. Being empowered to make decisions, to set the course, is a great responsibility.
How we wear that responsibility, how we wield the power given to us, that is our true measure…
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