Seven Days Of Self 2010

Last week I embarked on my 2nd week of self project and completed the first, albeit small, project of the year. The project, if you hadn’t guessed, was a week of self portraits, that sounds easy but it really isn’t. I did it along side Kym, Leah & Nat, three great girls. You should take some time to go and check out their shots, but before your wander off, take a look at what I came up with for the week.

Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self #1 Photographed by Rick Nunn

"Sometimes I stay up so late that I have my morning coffee before I go to bed"

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"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light"

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Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 2 Photographed by Rick Nunn
Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 3 Photographed by Rick Nunn

“No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back”

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"A human being is only breath and shadow"

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Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 4 Photographed by Rick Nunn
Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 5 Photographed by Rick Nunn

"Shoot the kids and drown the neighbours! We've got a winner!"

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Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 6 Photographed by Rick Nunn
Seven Days Of Self 2010 - Self 7 Photographed by Rick Nunn

"Tempers are wearing thin. Let's hope some robot doesn't kill everybody"

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  • Setup:

  • those gels look so tasty man, produce some amazing results!

  • Outcome is awesome.

    Muchos enjoyed lurking around the beautiful cathedral with you to take this on such a nice evening too :)

  • So let me ask lighting questions. You have a bare flash to the left? Why one with the softbox (or is that an umbrella?) and one bare? Great photo though, I love it!

  • Thanks guys.

    RockersDelight – I wanted a soft even light on the left side of my face so I used an umbrella box, and then had a bare flash on the other side for some rim and a bit of harshness, It gives that nice outline on my right arm, you see?

  • The umbrella is aimed down too much. You can see it’s effect in the shot.


  • I’m not really sure what you mean tw0phat, what negative effect is that angle having on the image? It was straight on, but after a couple of test shots I angled it a bit.

  • Yep, I see. Thanks for the explanation. I think the lighting looks bang on.

  • wow nice man….really dramatic look….

  • Thanks Madey, thats what I was going for.

  • …phone… home…

  • you pro

  • printscreen this cuz i’ll never say it again:
    i LOVE the lighting in here.


  • Omg! I can die now! :P

  • gee,about time. ;)

  • Nice. I just bought the Lowepro Fastpack 250 which holds my laptop and nikon all together. So far I freaking love it. The only thing I wish it had was room for my tripod. But I might tweak it out a bit.

  • I’ve got the Fastpack 250 too, it’s a pretty good bag, and then I’ve got a MASSIVE camera bag too that fits nearly all of my kit in it, including both bodies. I’ve got the Incase messenger bag as well which is nice, plus countless other bags :P

  • I love incase they’re hawtttt

  • WOWWWW – so crisp and gorgeous looking – awesome lighting.

  • you recommend incase? more so than crumpler or lowpro? Nice pic as always x

  • @Rick – youz a pimp ;)

  • This reminds me. I still need to get your profile done.

  • Gerry, Incase are amazing bags but they only make 2 very small camera bags right now, crumpler are pretty over priced, for camera stuff Lowepro know what’s what.

    Steed, I didn’t even tell you, the Incase bags are faux furr lined! Pimp for life!

  • Great profile + bokeh shot.

  • wow picture,Fail mac

  • You’ve managed to get the hate in your face. Like it.

  • Bokeh <3

  • This turned out awesome considering your shit day & how quickly the location was found & the photo taken. I like how you are all in the dark & look like you are going to murder everyone.


  • cool bokeh , but did really need a mac to upload …
    i’m using a cheap netbook and working fine

  • Thanks everyone.

    M4r3, your a douche.

  • Perfect excuse to buy a new one!! :D

    Nice bokeh!!

  • Wow – Nice RIms! ;)

  • Thanks Gerry.

  • Looks amazing!

  • Nice! I like the blueness of the breath

  • Amazing shot Rick :)

  • Thanks guys

  • you’ve just raised the level again. this has got to be one of my favourite shots!

  • Wow thanks Kyle, I wasn’t sure if people would like this one.

  • Nice one!

  • I agree, it’s brilliant – simple, nicely composed, well lit…it’s just rad!

  • this is great…

  • um, wow!

  • What about your iMac Rick? Is that out of action too.

  • double thumbs up

  • Preciosa silueta.
    El humo le da mayor fuerza a la foto.

  • I love this!

  • Love it! Nice work.

  • This is freakin awesome! Excellent photograph! :D

  • congratulation on the explore~

  • Magnificent! A excellent work! Superb composition and dof. Congratulations!

  • Great work, well done!

  • Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Crème de la Crème/Cream of the cream, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  • I like it!

    Please consider adding it to PhotoVotr and see what others are saying!

    And vote for your favorites at – The flickr photo ranking and voting site!


  • Superb shot!!!
    Thanks for sharing, it’s really inspiring!
    have a great week end.

  • Thanks for the kind words everyone!

  • 135 + your hands = porn.

    Touch me.

  • U did really good in this… Great highlight…

  • yea.. that lens is amazing.. sweet light..

  • Congratulations!!! your photo reach Explore Front Page
    You can download the capture in…

  • amazing!

  • Awesome! Another one for the Front Page :) Congrats!
    The screenshot is here:

    Your all FP are listed here.

  • Very nice. Seen on Explore front page.

  • This is cool!

  • Now that is different, imaginative, brilliant and interesting.

  • cool portrait ! have a good night

  • yowza! this really well done

  • great !

    a little bit more smoke would be awesome

  • WOW!! well done!

  • very very interesting capture!

    Via Today’s Explore on Fluidr

  • Looks amazing!

  • Unbelievably ‘Beautiful’ ! Brilliant Composition! ‘Exceptional’!
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  • Ha, Dark Place is amazing.

  • Awesome detail mate

    "We’re doing all we can. but I’m not Jesus Christ. I’ve come to accept that now."

  • Nice silhouette and contour!

  • total awesome!

  • Great shot, great silhoutte and light!

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

  • beautiful :)
    Love the feeling of this one!

  • awesome shot

  • Sweet!!! You are very creative. This one is funny and the shirt rules

  • Danbo Rick!

  • Haha, excellent shot:D
    And the t-shirt is very cool:)

  • Wildfire, I had my Danbo next to me for inspiration when I was cutting the box out. :D

  • Hey you look better like that!:p

    awesome shot:)

  • Why the long face?

  • Can I fave this 5 times?

  • love this! fantastic.

  • Excellent !

  • sexeh

  • Great shots as usual Rick, but I’m particularly fond of “…I stay up so late…” (intense!) and “…breath and shadow…”.

    I often find designing for myself much harder than designing for someone else, usually because it’s harder to nail down exactly what I want to achieve or say. Are similar difficulties present when taking self-portraits? Was there anything in particular you were trying to achieve with these photos, or were they sometimes more of an exercise in the photographic process itself?

  • hahaha – Danbo!!!! hope you didn’t blind yourself!

  • … boxeh?

    See what I did there?


  • Very well shot. The first word that came to mind is "Wow"

  • Nice shots Rick. Robot Panties is my favourite, I want to know what it all is SOOO badly, even more so now!

  • Thanks Robbie,

    Yeah, it is the same sort of feeling when you are doing photos for yourself, and even harder again I think when you are actually in them as the main subject. As with design making something that just looks nice is relatively easy, but making something for a reason, to serve a purpose and send a message is harder. For this little project it was just about trying to match an image to some words, to try and represent some text as an image. Actually, one of the shots happened the other way round, the “…breath and shadow…” shot was something of a happy accident.


    You’ll just have to hold on tight, I am sure Ash will reveal her whole range of apparel soon enough! :)

  • Breath & Shadow is hands down my favorite. Great work.

  • Hi, I’m an admin for a group called THE PHOTOCRAFT , and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  • Thanks everyone!

    Kym, you are special!

  • Love it, great shot Rick

  • so good. so good. SO GOOD. i LOVE the variety in these rick!!! GAH. inspiring!!

  • :) Thanks guys.

  • great work

  • This is so beautiful! Well composed

  • Nice, the skin detail is sweet, and a nice choice of card too :)

  • wonderful! I really like this..

  • #1 is my personal favorite – very dramatic, I like the blur of the background while still being able to make out the architecture, and your hoodie is wicked cool!

  • awesome!

  • Really diggin the hollywood bokeh and the robot head, very nice job

  • Love this!!!!!

  • excellent!

  • Perfect backlight! An instant fave!

  • cool! I havent seen anything like this

  • Beautiful

  • nice

  • Me encanta!!!! Enhorabuena