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Multi-Talented Photographer Multi-Tasks in Series of Self-Portraits

By Hanssie on January 30th 2014

As small business owners, we all understand (and most of us practice)  the art of multi-tasking. We’ve all eaten a meal from a bag while driving from appointment to appointment; I’m sure many of you have checked Facebook on your phone while on a conference call and edit last weekend’s wedding all at the same time. And if you’re a parent, then juggling all these tasks with kiddos running around demanding attention is a day to day reality.

Los Angeles based photographer, Christine McConnell takes multi-tasking to a new level and shows it in her new series of self portraits. Not only is she behind the camera, she’s also in front of it (It helps when you have enviously high cheekbones, piercing blue eyes and dark, luxurious hair. I’m not jealous). But that’s not all, she also styled each scene, created the sets, sewed the outfits, did the hair and make-up, painted the room and the furniture. Oh and she baked a cake.

That may not seem like much to you, but I was pretty tired afterward.


Nikon D600 1/15 f/7.1 ISO 50 Nikon 28mm f/1.8

I’m tired thinking about it (and feeling a tad inadequate).

Christine does this for most of her shoots, the styling, the costume making, the set design and her images have appeared in many publications and billboards. In her ‘free time,’ she also is a celebrity stylist at a salon in Beverly Hills.

[REWIND: ‘Characters’ | Self-Portrait Series by Photographer and Makeup Artist Ryan Burke]


Nikon D600 0.4 f/4.5 ISO 400 Nikon 28mm f/1.8


Nikon D600 1.4 f2.8 ISO 400 Nikon 28mm f/1.8


Nikon D600 1/160 f2.8 ISO 640 Nikon 28mm f/1.8


Nikon D60 1/125 f/2 ISO 200


Nikon D60 1/60 f/1.8 ISO 200


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Nikon D600 1/320 f/4 ISO 100 Nikon 28mm f/1.8

Don’t mind me, I’m off to bake some cookies…(just kidding, I don’t know how to bake). Go see more of Christine’s work on her website, Instragram, and Flickr.

[via My Modern Met]

CREDITS: All photographs by Dr. Christin McConnell are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jack

    Multitasking is not an easy task to do and when it comes to portrait photography is becomes more difficult. At a single time you have to capture various persons and all must be accurate and with the theme itself.
    all the above pictures are really amazing and the photographer is able to keep the balance within all the portraits.
    IF you are living in Liverpool ,uk and looking for a portrait photographer then i think that this link!/portraits of Samantha brown photography is useful to you.
    These guys have a good experience in portrait and other kind of photography.

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  2. fotosiamo

    Just love this! Great styling and concept. Each shoot just seems so well thought-out.

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  3. Kishore Sawh

    I really loved this. She has a great mind for detail and sense of occasion. She’s not exactly hard to look at either.

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  4. Patryk

    This is fantastic work. I’m tired just thinking how much work this was…More please :)

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