Rihanna recently posted pictures from her Vogue Brazil photo shoot and, naturally, I knew I had to go full creep-mode and insert myself into a photo. It was a no brainer on which photo to choose after seeing this image of Rihanna looking for her dignity in dirty waters of Brazil.
I thought trying to create the illusion of Rihanna drowning my lonely self would be the best way to go. So after setting up my camera I positioned myself on my dirty Harlem apartment floor and waited for the timed camera to take the photo before my roommate came home from work. 8 uncomfortable seconds later my camera flashed and out came this beautifully awkward photo of a 27 year old man pretending to be drowned underwater.
After about 30 minutes of editing I ended up with this image. It was, surprisingly, not as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I think it turned it pretty good.