Most photographers that started out as self portrait artists and branched out to other things can relate when I say that self portraits become therapeutic in a sense. I sometimes get so lost in my own world when I am photographing myself. I am so focused on the idea in my head and how to execute it. The thing about self portraits is that you can portray the photo exactly as you imagined it. You can portray the emotion behind the idea. It works out in your favor. Self portraits help me a lot when I'm in an inspiration rut. (Although a lot of times it can be the opposite.) It can be refreshing and reviving. (I think a lot of this rant/inspiration of self portraits comes from Lexi Mire; an amazingly talented photog.)
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
It's only been seventeen days since my last day of my 365 and as weird as this is to admit, I miss it. I feel like drive/push to take photos has disappeared because the incentive is gone. I am sure this is a normal feeling after completing a 365 project. I told myself I'd never do it again, but who knows now. Maybe that's what I need to continue to create. Here are some photos I'm pleased with.