Taking self portraits is about as awkward as the word “awkward” itself. I do them now and then, because I don’t really trust others with cameras… I’m definitely more comfortable behind the camera than in front! For some reason I thought of the old days (you know, when msn messenger was popular and such) when self portraits were a much more frequent occurrence, and slightly less uncomfortable, so I’ve decided to share some of mine through the years. It could be interesting to see them together… I wonder if a pattern will emerge? To be honest, I’m a little nervous in a slightly shy way.
Most embarrassing “myspace face” joke picture… I think I was 16 here…
18 – Summer of 2007. Taken while waiting for Melanie to change during our “Dance Dance to the 40’s Shoot” (I should post that someday)
Also 18. And that’s all I remember about this one.
Experimenting with a timer and tripod
Just my eyes…
Test shots for Heart-Shaped Series (which I ended up including)
Perhaps you’ve noticed, but I lost track of my age at some point here…
23 — back on track. I took this after realizing I didn’t have any recent pictures.
And there you have it. So far the patterns I see are contrast, eyes (particularly looking up), lip colour (mainly red) and I seem to have the same expression in the majority of them. I do have more goofy ones, but I am most embarrassed by them… I kind of like them at the same time, though.