Some people think that there is something inherently narcissistic about self-portraits; whether it's in photo, in paint, in pencil, or any other medium. But I disagree. Self-portraits allow you to look at yourself a little more closely, to study your emotions, your body language, your features, and say something about what you see
Of course photographic self-portraits are quite different than painted or drawn ones.... because while it's still just a representation of yourself, what you get is you. In a painting or drawing things can become representational, surreal, expressive and less literal. A photo, unless mixed with digital drawings or overlaid with some other form of artwork, is a snapshot in time. Of who you are, or were in that moment
These are my snapshots. Noelle at 28, in the warmth of the sun, an oversized sweater and my well-loved paint splattered art jeans, reading a travel magazine.
So, who am I? I'm a thinker. A curious adventurer... ready to see and experience the world. I'm a daydreamer, an artist, a romantic... in love with life and love and hope. I'm an optimist, but also a realist. I'm an outgoing-introvert, who can be single minded when I want to get something done. And I, not only, am not afraid of getting my hands dirty, I enjoy it.
When you take a photo of yourself, who do you see?