Not quite a self-portrait
One of the few portraits of myself that I immediately liked — more than the background and the starkness of the B&W processing, what draws me to this image is the pose — it’s as if I am hovering in decision. There’s an implied narrative here, even if shrouded in mystery. Not quite a self-portrait but I was involved in the setting it up of this, and the other photos in the sequence.
As I mentioned in this article on improving your portrait photography, is that I have little time for photographers who say they are more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. That may well be, but it isn’t endearing, and definitely doesn’t help your subject … or the person photographing you. It’s one of those “suck it up, buttercup” moments. Stop whining and help the person photographing you, by giving some of yourself and your personality. I feel that as a photographer, you have an obligation not to be self-indulgent with that nonsense. Participate, and you may well surprise yourself with good portraits of yourself.
- One thing you can do to improve your portrait photography
- Photographers – inspiration, and overcoming fears