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.



  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!

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

  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.

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