This is a self-shot portrait using a digital camera on a tripod and then setting a timer. The image was taken indoors and the background/environmental elements were of course compiled and Photo-Shopped in later. Nothing about the initial photograph or costume were altered except the color contrast and some shadows/shading effects. This was a difficult shot to capture when you are working alone covered in stage blood!
The "The Shedding Of Darkness" reflects the spiritual transition through the course of deep winter....the introspection, self awareness, discipline & work we must all do within ourselves to shed the old.... to make room for the new rebirth we all have in spring.