Sunday, July 12, 2015

Is it Me or You?

One of my teachers, the fabulous Elizabeth Opalenik, would always say that every photo you take is a self portrait.  I realized that it's really true after taking a few workshops where several of us would have the same model or landscape and yet come away with very different takes on it visually.  This thought is echoed in a  bit different way by Richard Avedon in this article posted on FB by another wonderful photographer John Paul Caponigro, with whom I've had the pleasure of doing a creativity workshop this past January!

You have three more weeks to see what self portraits I've hidden in my Cuba photos which are at the Freeport Library.  Here's one of them.

This is one of my alchemical pieces, where each individual photo informs the other and together they are something different.