I don't know why I do it. I'm sure it has something to do with Frida Kahlo and wanting to be a different person than who I am. I don't think I am so interesting that everyone in the world will want to look at photographs of me--it's just that I love taking photographs of people, and I have been for a very long time on my own when the creative urge strikes. Sometimes I am frightened to look at other's work because I don't want to be too derivative of my inspirations...but the urge is usually too great and I have to shoot. I don't think I am very photogenic, I don't think I am very pretty--but something has been bringing me back to Self Portraits for so long.
So tonight, I have created a Flickr account dedicated strictly to my self portraiture. I welcome any who read this to follow along with the uploads. Here is the
Although I will put my name on everyone of my photos, I have obscured the path to my self portraits because honestly I am very shy about them and how they portray me. Something keeps bringing me back to this art form--and I think its time I stop ignoring it.