Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The art of the self-portrait

SparkNotes version of this story: my friends are assholes and don't like me. So lately it's been difficult for me to find models for my photography. This has left me with no other option than to start doing self-portraits. This is an interesting mode for me to work in because it challenges my self-confidence - I'm forced to take a critical look at my own face/body and try to make it appear as beautiful. Often, I don't see it as beautiful. But the more I look at it and work with it, the more used to it I become.

It may come off as conceited, but really, I think that this is helping me grow more as a photographer than anything else has.

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Plainfield, IL, United States
I am an amateur portrait/fashion photographer who works in more of a colorful, surreal, somewhat 1970s style. My goal is to take beautiful pictures of people in a way that is different than any other portrait artist or fashion photographer. I am still trying to find my style, but I think it is getting more defined every day. Right now, I am a junior in high school. In college, I hope to music composition. Though as an adult I may not be a practicing photographer, I know that it will always be a huge part of my life, and the things I am learning now will influence me for the rest of my life.