I loathe the idea of doing self portraits. I’m usually pretty guarded and I’m uncomfortable putting myself out there. I’m like a lot of people in that I’m not all that comfortable in front of the camera. I’d much rather be behind the camera. I love when other people do self portraits though. I think that self portraiture offers real insight into the artist’s authentic self. Sometimes artists make self portraits because a model isn’t available. Whatever the reason, our human nature drives our desire to connect with others. Art is a perfect medium for connection. I am always eager to evolve in my work and through my work. I’m all about pushing the boundaries and getting out of my comfort zone. I have a story to tell and the easiest way to stay true to that story and connect with my authentic self is through self portraiture.
This image is my first real attempt at it. I made this almost a year ago. I’ve been reluctant to share it because of my vulnerabilities.