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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Self-Portrait: January

Sometime in the last week I remembered my resolution to post a self portrait every month this year. What was I thinking?? I realized that self-portraits are actually pretty hard. For a while I had visions of toting my tripod somewhere beautiful, setting it all up, prefocusing, using my remote trigger (which, by the way, where is it? does it still work? who knows). Gosh that seemed like a lot of work.

So I took the easy way out and found a reflective surface. And not even a very faithful one, there are really two reflections of me there, kind of merging together. I propose that we think of this as a practice self-portrait and remember that there are still 11 more to come. Fortunately fore me, I've left a lot of room for improvement!

(Oh, and you should check out this video about a roll of film left in Prospect Park. Interesting stuff. Especially if, like Mike Johnson, you think it might be a fake.)


  1. wonderful self portraits...I love the first image w/ the candy bar, my type of place!

  2. Soo true about the remote release I looked for mine last week and I still haven't found it

  3. Really creative - and very interesting self-portrait. I love it! What a great idea with the reflective surface.

  4. cheater! i can't see your pretty face! suck it up! get out your tripod and maybe even your remote control! or use a nice mirror. (remember that one at the alameda flea market? still have that photo?)

    i like astrid kirchherr's self portrait. she had something to do with the beatles. read a lot of books on them as a youngster, and for some reason her portrait always stuck with me.


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