Look at Yourself

Love this! Self portraits are a favorite of mine because you get to see how people see themselves. A rare glimpse into someone’s most private opinion: the one they have about their own person hood.

In Flow

© Nancy de Flon © Nancy de Flon

© Ingunn Nesset © Ingunn Nesset

© Helen Chen © Helen Chen

© Mike Mills © Mike Mills

© Jennifer Clark © Jennifer Clark

To make self-portraits is an excellent exercise for any photographer – but maybe also one of the most challenging to do. I am not talking about easy and casual selfies – which most everybody takes these days. But to try to portrait yourself with honesty, trying to capture the true self and revealing your deepest emotions – that take both surmounting and courage.

In my eWorkshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice», making self-portraits is one of the assignments I give my students – and maybe for many one of the hardest. Nevertheless – and often despite some reluctance initially – I always find that the students come up with both creative and revealing images. Just look at the ones showcased here, taken by participants of my latest round of the eWorkshop. Aren’t they just that…

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  1. Otto von Münchow
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 16:47:20

    Thank you for re-blogging my post.

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