I was asked to produce an original photographic piece for the American Heart Association's 13th Annual Charleston Heart Ball and Art Auction. Naturally, I wanted to do something that incorporated a heart and I've always loved the iconic Immaculate Heart of Mary paintings. I decided to do my own interpretation.
I know I am no Mary, but I chose to make this a self-portrait. How did I do it? I put my camera on a tripod and used a shutter release cable. I only had one octabox camera-left. From there, I brought it into Photoshop and did my magic. The light beams, halo and heart were all added in post.
I am going to print this on Hahnemueler Canvas and have it stretched. For the fundraiser auction, I'll probably frame it in a shiny ornate silver frame.