Charlie's Chair

© Sara B Coffey


Uploaded: May 20, 2020 | Entered: June 07, 2020 21:02:27


Low key refers to a style of photography that utilizes predominantly dark tones w/ lots of shadows to convey drama or mystery. Charlie Chaplin was a British comic actor, filmmaker, & composer during the silent film era. His ability to find humor in simple things still makes me laugh & the way he overcame adversity over his lifetime is truly amazing. Regarding his work he said 'if you want to understand me, watch my movies'. I feel that way about my photography :) I arranged clothing I collected over time to be similar to Chaplin's iconic look. I used a completely dark room & light painted w/ an LED flashlight through a plastic grid to resemble window light to achieve a low key vintage looking image..


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