Oh January 1st, when so many of us look in the mirror, take stock, and make ourselves promises that we may or may not keep. Where did the old year go? Where did I leave my running shoes? Happy New Year, indeed. This seemed like the perfect time to showcase one of my favorite things: the Self Portrait.
Artists of all kinds have been making self portraits since long before the idea of a phone with a built in camera was even a glimmer of far-fetched sci-fi fantasy. We know how we look, but how do we *see* ourselves? I've always been fascinated with the way photographers choose to put themselves in front of their own cameras. If I were an art critic, I would probably have a lot of fancy language for it; if I were a psychologist, I would probably have even more to say about it. Lacking those tools, I just call it interesting. So here I give you my picks from this week's submissions: the versions of themselves that these photographers decided to present.
Next week, Ruby Falls will be curating the theme of Animals. Will things get wild & woolly? Send in your photographs, and check back to find out!