Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge



One of my favourite Warhol muses (and female icons for that matter) is Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Rather than trying to recreate Warhol's Jackie portraits (I used to sport a perfected flip hair-do in my early 20s, but with Ruby around there's no way I have time to fix it up) I went for one of the classic shots in which Jackie O. is being chased by the paparazzi. Not as pop art as some of the photo-shopped stuff that's cropping up on the site, but I like that this one also has a bit of an Italian cinema feel to it as well.

Oh, and as a plug, I've started a monthly column on the SPC site -- the second Wednesday of the month I'll be presenting my picks for that particular week. Read it tomorrow here.

9 comments:

Server Girl said...

ha! i love it...Ruby is my favorite girl name right now....:)..Welcome to SPC.....

Colorsonmymind said...

This is terrific!

Love the story behind it and the creative spin.

Bethany said...

I love this picture...and I love, love, love your sunglasses! Very hip-'60's with a classy European flair! Makes me want to drink espresso! Welcome to SPC!!

bekka said...

you're waving that hand like an old pro! great interpretation! i'm so lame. i need to pretend to be someone else in my next sp, but who?

Lolly said...

Great photo, and love the story behind it. I was in the first incarnation - Self Portrait Tuesday - and I may just have to try my hand at this SPC. I love looking at all of the interpretations!

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! :)

Trish said...

Very cool! Looks great.
Great writing and pictures. I enjoyed!

carrie said...

the picture is fabulous. i take it you've also hounded your share of celebs as a rock reporter, right?

gnarly nanny said...

awesome SPC!

elizabooth said...

Ha ha, Carrie. Actually, I used to have to take paparazzi shots (well not the envasive kind) at parties and awards shows. I've even worked a red carpet or two in my time. Mind you, they were all Canadian musicians, so they were practically begging for the coverage.