This is the final shot for the final group project strobe lighting. We wanted to address the inner turmoil an individual faces when stricken with bipolar affective disorder (historically known as manic–depressive). In bipolar disorder, people experience abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) mood states, which interfere with the functions of ordinary life. We wanted to capture the portraiture of a normal man in light, but also have another personality conflicting his thoughts, and playing with his emotions. To achieve this, we set up two soft boxes towards each side of my face. The camera was on a tripod that was straight on at head level. We set the exposure to around 15 seconds, so when Mariano pressed the shutter down, there was an initial strobe from the front, then a strobe from the left, and a final from the right. We shot in manual exposure mode, which means we had to focus before we turned the lights off to take the final shots. The balloons were essentially shot the same way, the only exception being that they were backlit by the soft boxes, to showcase their colour. Then I layered the 3 independent shots over one another, masking the balloons on the left side and filtering some layers in the process.