Two Faced, we all have 2 sides to our personality and sometimes more, certain people and scenarios can bring either the best or worst out of us. This photograph is a creative monochromatic portrait shot of my youngest son Thomas. The photo has a dark side which I enjoy doing and you could say is my niche. The light and shadows in this photograph inspired me to create this effect.
Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities. Dissociated personality states that alternately show in a person’s behavior, accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness. These symptoms are not accounted for by substance abuse, seizures, other medical conditions, nor by imaginative play in children. Diagnosis is often difficult as there is considerable co-morbidity with other mental disorders. Malingering should be considered if there is possible financial or forensic gain, as well as factitious disorder if help-seeking behavior is prominent, Wikipedia.
Two-Face (Harvey Dent) is a fictional super villain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane and first appeared in Detective Comics (1942). As one of Batman’s most enduring enemies, Two-Face belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up his rogues gallery.
Once an upstanding Gotham City district attorney, Harvey Dent was driven insane after a mob boss threw acidic chemicals at him during a trial, hideously scarring the left side of his face. He subsequently adopted the “Two-Face” persona, becoming a criminal obsessed with duality. In later years, writers have portrayed Two-Face’s obsession with chance and fate as the result of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and identity disorder. He obsessively makes all important decisions by flipping his former lucky charm, a two-headed coin which was damaged on one side by the acid as well. The modern version is established as having once been a personal friend and ally of James Gordon and Batman.
Two-Face was ranked 12th on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time. In the Batman film series, Billy Dee Williams portrayed Harvey Dent in Batman, and Tommy Lee Jones portrayed Two-Face in Batman Forever. The character has been voiced by Richard Moll in Batman: The Animated Series, and by Troy Baker in the Batman: Arkham video games. Aaron Eckhart played both the district attorney and his villainous alter ego in The Dark Knight. Nicholas D’Agosto currently portrays Harvey Dent on the live-action TV series Gotham – Wikipedia
Photography is all about light and where there is light, there is darkness. Should the light in a photograph be the feature, enhance that feature of play with the opposite. No one said cute baby photographs have to be ‘cute’, after all there are plenty of those. Have some fun with your photography, open up a photo in Photoshop and get your ‘creative’ on.