The final stretch of the year has hit hard with lacking motivation. However, I realized that even though my traditional equipment has lain still, I have been making pictures. A lot.
October's offering of images is a collage of these photos. The subject may appear self-indulgent, but, the venue of a personal photo blog leans that way, anyway. These photos were all taken with my phone, day after day, as self-portraits sent to my boyfriend. They could be read as a bare comment on picture texting and the projected image of oneself. Fake but also real. It's me and it's part of a relationship and how I often see or present myself to this other person. I thought, a lot, about whether I wanted to put this out there. But, the notion of self-perception and image as well as technology's role and even the idea of multiple selves or the simplicity of the visual effect of a grid... all of these facets interested me.
Not much post production on these aside from sizing, some cropping and slight levels adjustments. Some are a bit blurry and in many the color is odd, but they are very quick... just, picture texts. Culled from dozens, some repeat poses or lighting.
This may be the start of a series of self-portraits in 2011.
Gear: mobile phone LG VX8360