I was recently asked to photograph a lovely and creative young lady for her bio and she also asked me to try to replicate an image that a friend of hers, Peter Peryer, created it was called Self-portrait with rooster (1977).
I found this really hard to accomplish as the whole look of the original was not going to do Pauline any favours so I leaned towards my personal rendition of the idea. In many ways I feel terribly guilty doing this but in others what bigger complement can you pay to an artist but to appreciate their idea and then take it for a walk in your own shoes.
I hope when Peter sees it he doesn't feel that I have done him an injustice. I really like it and I just hope he does.
More on the original image is here http://artandmylife.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/symbols/