My Mother's Eyes.

Here is the second image for this new project. I'm still trying to decide exactly where I want to go with this, at the moment I like the idea of changing the eyes.
Eyes are the biggest give away to who someone is and in replacing mine with someone else's I have found the outcomes to be totally bizarre.
As I processed this image of myself with my Mother's eyes, my boyfriend couldn't look at it. To him it was my face with the eyes of a 50 year old woman - quite an eerie thought.
These pictures are not just a merge of two images but a creation of a new person.



"My Mother's Eyes."

My Family and I. (My Brother's Eyes)

This is the first of a new series of images I have planned. Inspired by those face collages and the simple fact that today my brother is visiting.
One thing I am always interested in when I meet people and members of their families is what similarities in their features I can find; the fact that they may have their Mother's eyes, their Father's nose, the same shaped face as their Grandma. I love being able to spot these little things, the little things that connect people together.

Eyes can be the biggest hint to a person's genetics, and they alone can ruin a person's attempt at hiding who they are/were. 

So here is my first family self portrait, using my brother's eyes. I see more of myself in him than I do anyone else in my family. We share the same dark features and are the only ones to have brown/hazel eyes. His however, are smaller than my own and they would be described as nearer to brown than mine are, but that's half the fun - you spot they are the same, but you also spot the differences.



"My Brother's Eyes."

52 Weeks 1-6.

I havent really blogged in a while so I figured I would just upload my images so far from my attempt at the... 52 week project.

1/52 "Packing my Life Away pt2"
2/52 "For Grandpa"
3/52 "I want to stay"
4/52 "Grown-ups"
5/52 "The Creation of Sleep"
6/52 "A Bevy of Swans"
(Click image title to view larger)

So far, so good, I'm enjoying having the pressure to come up with atleast one thought out image a week, some may be weaker than others but im trying :-)

"The Secret Lives of My Dad" - The Train Driver.

And here is number three, The Train Driver.
I made this train for when I previously did this one, however this time I did alot more post-processing. I must have spent about 5hrs on this image! Iv never tried to build things from scratch in photoshop before so im not sure if I really like this...hopefully itll grow on me.
My Dad is a huge train geek! He loves them! Him, my Grandpa & my little Brother. We grew up going on trips where a train journey could be involved, we once went for Sunday lunch on a train and our house is filled with train things - models, plates, books, dvds, videos, magazines, paintings, etc...

The Train Driver



Older Version

"The Secret Lives of My Dad" - The Diver,

The second image - The Diver. He was supposed to have goggles & a snorkel but the goggles were old & the rubber kept snapping, then he just decided against putting the snorkel in his mouth...I guess it was pretty old...

The Diver
Poppy wasn't supposed to be in this one but she insisted...and she was a pain in the bum when it came to Dad not paying her enough attention :-)

"The Secret Lives of My Dad" - The Lion Tamer.

The Lion Tamer is the first in a selection of further processed/stylised images for my project, "The Secret Lives of My Dad".

The Lion Tamer
Original
After adding the stripes