Mary Ellen Mark

Christiania Ricci

Background History

She was trying to create a portrait of actress Christina Ricci, behind the scenes of the film “Sleepy Hollow”, by capturing her in the process of getting her hair and makeup done. Mary also shot this photograph for a series of images that she took on the set of the featured film. She captured this particular photograph by using a sideways angle which allowed Ricci to be displayed on the large and small mirror on the set.

Opinions of the Picture

I do really enjoy this picture it makes you really look at the different qualities off the make up and the actress being shown in the mirror. Yes I would add more shadows and make it just a little lighter. It has an old Hollywood glam effect to it to give it that charm. I really like this picture because the different reflections in the mirror.