One of my first portraits with the Bronica ETRSi of a fellow photographer, and extremely good friend, Tiffany Zalusky. This was documenting one of her self-portraits from a project we were assigned in school and I was lucky enough to land this shot as one of the tests for the concept before she could start shooting. Not to confuse the concept as a "tribal paint portrait," she used the white paint to emphasize and accentuate her features, roughly tracing them as a comment on over-beautifying female characters, whether on print media and the fashion industry. She is confident in herself and didn't want a makeup artist to create clean lines because the point of the portrait was to show HER, not a false, pretty version of her.
Shot on Ilford XP2 Super, Zenzanon 75mm EII