A day of self portraits

The self portrait. Some photographers hate it, some embrace it, but I think its safe to say that every photographer has taken a self portrait at least once.

The most notable photographer I'm aware of that is a master of the self portrait is Cindy Sherman. Sherman's conceptual photographs gained her international recognition when she came out with the series Untitled FIlm Stills, 1977-1980, in which she poses in different roles reminiscent of  American film's of the 1940's ,'50s and '60s.

I recently got inspiration after seeing a body of work by photographer Victoria Sorochinski  while looking at a feature about her in the British Journal of Photography . On her web site she has a continuing body of work titled Anna & Eve which included portraits a mother and daughter. Which to me came off  as self portraits when I look at them, I don't know why but the images just have that  self portrait feel to them.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sorochinski


I was also inspired by french photographer Aglae Bory, when I saw his body of work titled Correlations had won a first prize Kl International Photoaward in the Portrait Story Category. Correlations is a series of photographs which portray the daily life of a woman living alone with her child throughout out several years during different seasons. Bory used a shutter release cable which is visible to the spectator in order to indicate the shooting moment.

Photo Credit: Aglae Bory


I can't compare my work to either Sorochinski or Bory, I just used their photos as inspiration, what I tried to do with my photos is just captures my self in the most unique was as possible, while doing everyday things. Let me know what you think.

Enjoy!















4 comments:

  1. Cindy Sherman has amazing self portraits. I love her photos that are related to the seven deadly sins. Her work really progressed over the years.

    Awesome self portraits too! I love the first, the eighth and the tenth ones!

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  2. Thank you so much Jay !! and cindy sherman is amazing !

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  3. Tajalli Kelley-GravesJune 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    I love your photos. Do you ever think about greyscaling some of your photos? I think they would look excellent either way, but I would love to see them again in black and white.

    One of my favorite photographers is Leonard Nimoy and he does a lot of his work in black and white. You can see some of his work here: http://www.rmichelson.com/Artist_Pages/Nimoy/pages/Leonard-Nimoy-Gallery.html

    He is very notable for his set of works called the Full Body Project.

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  4. I really like the concept of this post, well done!

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