Self Portrait #1.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

- Soren Kierkegaard

We had to pick some sort of .. project for school. There weren’t really a whole lot of guidelines but they ran somewhere along the lines of build a website, set up a facebook group, do a 365 project, etc… just something that will take you over the next few months. I’ve decided (so far without my teachers real approval) that I’m going to do a self portrait series. This is completely aside from our mandatory self portrait assignment on the go right now too.  Instead of doing a 365 (one photo a day) I’m going to peg myself for doing about (at least) 1 photo a week. 

This one doesn’t really count because we haven’t started. I just wanted to do it for fun. I know it seems like kind of a narcissistic thing to do and I would totally love to be able to photograph the same person every week for the next few months however my schedule prooves to be hard to work with and so are all my friends schedules. And who is with you at all times you ask? Yourself, of course. :) 

I want to do something like this because lately I have been feeling so crappy about being a photographer. School has kind of drained all of my creativity. You have to do this. Shoot this. Make it looks like this. Don’t do this. And then sit through a class where you pick apart everyone’s work. Which yes, it totally part of the development process and a great way to help you improe. I just haven’t had a whole lot of inspiration lately and the best way to get through a drought is to just push right on through and do your own thing. 

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