Monday, March 28, 2011

the art and horror of self-portraits


Confession. I was going to post this without identifying it as a self-portrait. But I figured the internal battle was worth speaking to. I do. not. like. self-portraits. Maybe this is some insecurity issue I just need to get over.

Because the thing is, when inspiration strikes, there isn't always going to be someone around to turn into your model for 10 or 15 minutes to try it out. If you're anything like me, most of the time, the only person around when creative urge and ingenious strikes is YOU.

Confession. This is a self-portrait. I will claim it as mine.

What about you? Do you have a love-hate relationship with self-portraits? What about a fave self take?

6 comments:

  1. I have sort of a love-hate relationship with selfie because I am not photogenic at all and I am not good with posing!! I look so stiff...but hey, this really came out good!!! the lighting gave a mysterious feel to the movie and the grain on this photo added texture and more character...over-all I really like this photo!!!

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  2. Thanks, Noreen! This photo definitely has an abstract feel to it, and I like the mysterious factor as well.

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  3. For a selfie, this turned out really, really well! Love the processing you've done on this - very moody!

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  4. Thanks, Shinydewdrop. I like it too...although I think I would like it better if it were someone else in the photo! :)

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  5. Some of us have faces that are perfect for radio...... :)

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