As a photographer, you spend more time behind a camera than in front of it. You take pictures for your friends, family, and clients, but you hardly ever take pictures of yourself. Sure, I make people take pictures of me when we go out, but never do I take pictures like the ones I take for other people. Never are they serious portraits.
Thinking about that the other day, I wondered why. What I came to realize is that I'm not all that comfortable in front of a camera. I can take a picture for Instagram, but it's never serious and it's never vulnerable. There's nothing at stake when I'm just documenting fun things.
In light of my realizations, I decided to take a serious step in front of the camera. "Subject Yourself" was born and the stakes were raised.
This project is personal, but experimental. My thinking is that the more comfortable I become in front of the camera, the better photographer I will be. Whether or not that will actually happen is still up for discussion, but here's to hoping.
In these pictures, I won't be wearing makeup. If you know me, you know I don't wear makeup anyways, but documenting that fact is a whole different ball game. These pictures will also remain unedited. Thats right, these pictures will never see Photoshop or any other editing programs.
This is a completely independent project. There is no one else pushing the button or telling me how to stand, this is all me.
Alright. If you want to catch the shots I've taken so far, you can do that on my online portfolio. Cheers to new things!