Sunday, May 6, 2012
What would be better for a first post than a self portrait? The self portrait is probably one of the harder photography assignments. How do you shoot your own portrait? How do you want to present and portray yourself? I think that a portrait is not just "recording" the light reflection of a person's face. It must contain a certain level of defining the person and this becomes more important in the self-portrait.
We all have different aspects to ourselves and identities. We behave and project different aspects of ourselves depending on the situation and context. It is as if we have different faces that we wear at different occasions, a mask if you wish. This self portrait is an interpretation of this understanding.