Belinda is thrilled to be included as a finalist in this year’s Black Swan Prize for portraiture with my self portrait Deconstructed Blue.
A bit about the work:
The moment was finally captured within the last 1/2hr of a three-day shoot. I had spent weeks planning; there were lighting rigs, make-up, hair, costumes, smoke & mirrors, even glitter. After spending days alone in the studio and posing for some 1000 frames I found myself feeling empty and like a bit of a fraud. It was at this point with my hair a mess and my T-Shirt inside out, that I let go of any preconceptions and rules I had set myself. With the studio in chaos all around me I felt deconstructed and vulnerable, but also completely fulfilled with the journey I had made.