I'm not a huge fan of self portraits, only because I have a hard time photographing myself. Which is understandable because it's hard! Getting the focus in the right spot, timing everything perfectly, being able to pose how you really want, not being able to look through the lens. It is difficult but I do think that it's good to do and practice. I try to take some self portraits every once and awhile, since I'm not perfect at portraits. I don't think people usually try self portraits because they are difficult, although just like in drawing or painting or any other art, I think it's important to study a subject that you see often but don't really look at and try to see it in a new light! This is one that I took awhile back, just me in my room.
For these photographs, I wanted to be emerging from the dark. I didn't want you to be able to tell what was the background and the black coming around me. I wanted my skin to be the brightest thing. I would definitely want to try out some more, I think it's interesting how I could possibly chop up my own form by doing this and potentially make it pretty interesting and abstract.
So what do you think?
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!