"Acceptance" Self Portrait Photograph By PhenomenaLewis (Lewis Derogene) made in 2022
Inner Dialogue series
40in x 32in
Limited Edition of 5
"Acceptance" Self Portrait Photograph by PhenomenaLewis.
Making acceptance was fun. When I took this shot, I was testing my zoom lens.
I took several shots until I landed on this one. I knew I had to use it.
In post-production editing I changed the color of the fabric that was around my head from yellow to pink and added some clouds in the background. The clouds scene I also edited the colors. I then painted on my face because I felt inspired by my adding 3D sculptures that I quickly made for The Replacement of Pain.
The idea behind Acceptance is in the word. Despite the soft life that I would like to experience and embody, I have to accept my current reality. However, that doesn't stop me from leaving my head in the clouds time to time.