Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

I tried to deliver to the world a serious self portrait; of course I couldn’t do the job for myself: my wife Barbara had the difficult duty to consider, how to manage the problem. She decided to follow the footsteps of Rembrandt, creating a tribute to his famous painting “The man with the golden helmet”, painted 1650, presenting Rembrandt van Rijn‘s older brother Adriaen, a poor shoemaker in the Dutch city Leyden. But the comments from The Netherlands were not respectful as I had expected. My friend “mezze” from Nijmwegen wrote: “Last time I went out with a soup-pan on my head was in ’71, when I really, finally hΓ‘d to walk my dog, hurricane or not, roof tiles falling down everywhere…“. Rob Hogeslag, The Netherlands as well, replied: “Je krijgt er wel een plat hoofd van. (means: this hat will form your head into a flat hat!). ReyGey: “Reminded me of images from World War 1“! “Auch Einer” (from Germany) wrote: “The hat and the confession in the eyes reminds me of Don Quijote, too. Hope you will find a Sancho Pansa to make a series out of it!” Comment by David Haggard (USA): “At first I thought you had taken the resonator out of your Dobro!” Last not least the comment by emrxgs:”The model has stoic Mona Lisa quality!
tribute to Rembrandt, 1650

related:
1) completely all the weekly-photo-challenges by frizztext
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2) http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/weekly-photo-challenge-self-portrait/ (No. 46)

links:
the man with the golden helmet
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The Italian artist professor LUIGI FRAPPI liked to work with humor
and photoshop again and created the following frizz-portrait,
not forgetting, that I like to play guitar very much πŸ™‚
me-with-gold-helmet
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writer, photographer, guitarist

92 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

  1. ma come sei belloooooooo!!!!!
    ops: you are very very beautiful !!!
    πŸ™‚ you are the original!
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    frizz-comment:
    mille grazie sara pecchia!
    let me play guitar / guitarra / gitarre for you
    because I can’t speak Italian,
    and you can’t talk German:
    gypsy-mood-widescreen
    links to THE OCEAN OF MUSIC in my daily blog at
    flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/soothing-ocean-of…
    my music activity …

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  2. Love your little smirk hihi

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  3. Hehe, are you a Pastafarian? (read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster)

    Here’s my entry for this week: a painting from a few years back
    http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/oil-on-wood-weekly-photo-challenge/

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  5. Great portrait he,he πŸ™‚

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  6. I love it πŸ™‚ very cheeky.

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  7. Wolfgang Hermann

    myself

    hair

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  8. Looking Good!
    I thought that was original, till I discovered there’s a Red Hot Chilli’s poster in the London Underground at the moment…..

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  9. I think your wife captured a perfect light and expression

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  10. Nice photo and hat. πŸ™‚ This shows your thought.

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  11. Lovely portrait! The hat will come in handy when you need to toss a quick salad. πŸ™‚

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  12. Very nice and original picture.

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  13. OUTSTANDING …. this is the most creative photo I’ve seen for
    the challenge. Your wife did a fabulous job. I believe Don Quijote
    fits the portrait well. Mona Lisa had her shoulders turned the other
    way but it’s a good second. Your sense of humor is terrific.
    Isadora

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  14. Nandini

    Great photo. And you are right, it is humorous as well. I liked it! πŸ™‚

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  15. Haha, it’s great! I feel like good shots of you and your guitar represent you most of the time. So this was a good one. Margie

    http://latebloomerbuds.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/wordpress-weekly-photo-challange-self-portrait/

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  16. love the self-portrait! dignified and esoteric and yet so hilarious.

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  17. seriously funny!
    thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  18. Nice photo! πŸ™‚

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  19. I see a glint of innocent mischief behind that “stoic” expression. Love it!

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  21. this post made me smile πŸ™‚

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  22. LOVE it! The entire package does say Rembrandt, and it’s a hilariously funny take-off, photographed beautifully, I might add! Bravo!

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  23. Fantastic! Thanks for the smile.

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  24. theWomanAtTheWell

    I can’t believe how much your blog has grown…your self portrait is so cool! Barbara is a genius with the camera, she always sees the perfect shot! What a wonderful family I have been blessed to know here, thank you FrizzFamily for sharing. Blessings to you all. -WATW

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  25. Nando

    LOVE the originality here!

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  27. nice job! love the look.

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  28. Great details.. πŸ˜€

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  29. Original. πŸ˜€

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  31. Amar Naik

    beautiful shot as always

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  32. thirdhandart

    A very nice tribute to Rembrandt and a wonderful portrait!

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  34. A.M

    very amusing self-potrait!! thank you so much for the pingback πŸ™‚

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  35. Hahaha! I love it! I should do one just like it. K

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  36. It is true it is very original.
    Your wife is right to take a photo of you with this ‘iron hat’.
    He who risks nothing has nothing.
    Thanks to your self portrait, I learned something about Rembrandt.
    It is cool.

    NB: Please have a look my blog Les dessins de Nina http://dessinina.com

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  37. great job on the self portrait, and I love reading the story and the comments as well!

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  39. This is a great photo! I like this one better than the original man in the golden helmet. A golden helmet would have suited you as well, but a soup pan is so much more outstanding!

    http://wp.me/p1XrXs-7J

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  40. Very very creative! and funny too! Your wife did an excellent job in taking the portrait!

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  41. What an enigmatic expression!
    Good job!

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  42. Fantastic job! I love the humor in it. πŸ™‚

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  43. LOL Now I know your secret. YOur a metal head after all FRIZz! merry christmas to you hey!

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  44. nelson RN

    Funny. Creative. Excellent. πŸ™‚

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  46. funny! loved the lighting!

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  47. Hey Frizz, just wanted to let you know that you are a Preliminary Nominee for The Dark Globe Outstanding Artist Awards Photographer of the Year Award, as Nominated by Terri0729… In the end, there will only be 5 Final Nominees in each of the 3 Categories, which will be determined on December 20th… If you make the Final 5 Best Photographer of the Year cut, Voting for the actual Awards will begin December 21st through December 31st… And the Award Winners will be Announced on January 1st… To see your actual Nomination,and for the Official Rules, you can go here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-dark-globe-outstanding-artist-awards/#comment-281
    Gratz, and if you make the Final Cut, Good Luck! Either way, Kudos for being Nominated

    DarkJade
    Editor/Creator/and one of the many Writers of The Dark Globe

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  48. Fantastic!
    I hope I can find one in my size!
    πŸ™‚

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  49. These turned out really good.

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  50. Cool editing Frizztext and I like the improvised helmet on the first picture haha πŸ™‚

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  51. Pseu

    When it rains you will get wet.

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  52. Don Quixote for me!

    The man in the silver helmet in La Mancha, Germany —
    πŸ˜‰

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  53. You never fail to amaze me with your entries, frizztext!

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  54. Cool take on ‘self-portrait’ challenge. : )

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  55. GirlFromPlanetEarth

    Hahaha, this is really funny ❀

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  56. all amazingly beautiful portraits! ****
    thanks for pingback, too πŸ™‚

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  57. Nice! It suits you πŸ˜€

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  58. like it….. πŸ™‚

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  59. Thanks for the pingback! I really like this self-portrait. Really creative!

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  60. Awesome! I love the composition!

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  62. The first shot…simply priceless!!!!! Too goood!!!!! Loved it…just loved it…my favorite for this week πŸ™‚

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  63. The subject this week could also have been: “Look a like”:-) Nice photo! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Kind regards Britta

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  64. theWomanAtTheWell

    the singing Christmas Kittens was a great gift of laughter today, Thanks Frizz. Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your wonderful family.-watw

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  65. I’m glad to see the classical influences in your work.You picked some of my favorite artist’s! Thanks for the Like..I’m enjoying your photos!

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  66. I don’t understand where the weekly photo challenge exists?
    Is it an independant thing or run by somebody?

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  67. I read every single comment and not ONE said: what a good-looking guy! Barbara has a peach of a job to look at you every day!
    Also enjoyed the humor, but Rembrandt is so blurry and photos are, by nature, so crisp/clear. Oh well, I guess a hat is a hat?

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  73. Capturing Light

    Love it – superb lighting. Takes me back to the days of portrait classes.
    What I love most is your choice of warrior helmet! lol and lol.
    This photo certainly captures your sense of humor along with a very serious portrait!
    cheers
    SueAnn
    ps thanks for liking my “Down” submission at http://www.capturing1light.wordpress.com

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