Yup, that's me. I know what what you're thinking, she ain't no Audrey Hepburn and believe me, I know, but one can have a little fun, can't they? Truth be told, the above picture is a result of an assignment given in my photography class. The assignment was to remake an iconic photo adding your own twist.
My first plan was to do Audrey Hepburn using my beautiful young daughter as the model. She agreed to pose for me. But as things turn out, she was unavailable when I was available, and vice versa. Okay, time to have a little fun.
If you know our family, you know we literally, "Run on Dunkin." Our cars break for Dunkin Donuts, and that's a lot of breaking in New England. There are places where there is literally one on each side of the road within a mile stretch. You wouldn't want to have turn across the center of the road. So…… I thought about what breakfast is to me, there was my twist, not Tiffany's, but Dunkin's.
I loved the bokeh ( blur in the background, often circular ) in the original picture, so I knew I wanted to duplicate that. What better lens to use than my 85 mm fixed lens. The gloves are really short black ones that I found as a party store. They didn't have long black ones, so I cut the bottoms off a pair of black leggings I had and put them on my arms.The shiny trinket in my hair is really tin foil all crumpled up. In retrospect, I should have taken the straw out of the drink and only had one straw.
The cat, Cheddar, wanted to be part of the picture,too.
On this one, I took out all my wrinkles. It was too fake.
This is what I started with. Not Tiffany's for sure.
When I got to class, it was so interesting to find out that 4 out of the nine of us chose the same iconic photo. I just love how they were all so different and creative. This one was done by Carolyn Piazza. It is her adorable neighbor.
This is Adriana Burgos' daughter. I love the modern twist of the selfie. At least her daughter was available.
The final picture is by Annelise Hagar. Again, a creative twist on the original. Really hip.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.