Thursday, October 25, 2012

While studying self portraits, I came across this article called "Self Portraits on Drugs". Basically, the artist, Brian Lewis Saunders, wanted to change his perception of his self. He took a different drug everyday, and drew a self portrait of himself on that drug. The portraits that followed are a somewhat frightening view of a descent into depression and an eventual hospital visit. He claims to want to continure the experiment, but space out his drug use. Here are some of the ones I like the most/felt to be the most powerful. Read the whole article and see all the pictures here +




Nitrous Oxide


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Self Portraits.

Photos of me when I was little:

Me as a baby. Wearing a jeans jacket.

One of my first halloweens. I went as a bat, and my cousin (on the right) was a vampire.

Me at 3. I had just spilled a gallon of honey in the backseat of my car. My mom was not happy, but I played it off.

These days I think I look essentially the same, except I am taller and have a little more facial hair.

(me as a I write this post)

As a really young kid I was pretty social. In first second and third grade I hit my peak. I met my best friend, and we are still friends. In fifth grade I changed schools, where I met a lot of my current Lincoln friends. That was hard for me. I became really shy. It took me forever to be comfortable with people. To reach out to people. Through middle school, I was still awkward, and didn't really like the world. At lincoln I began to figure myself out, and by the end of junior year really started coming into myself. I'm really happy now, and I am only more excited for where I'm going. I still try to be that kid I was in the pictures above. 

Those are wood transfers, and they are my personal favorites. I love the texture that the would adds to the picture. It appears to give the image more depth, and more motion and realism.

I also really like these 2. I like the first one because of how it appeared to be a snapshot in time. A frozen moment, or vignette of one sunny afternoon. Not really sure why I get that feeling, but I do. I like the second, because of the old fashioned feel, and the haze. Once again, it just seems really environmental to me. Not sure why. I am excited to do more emulsion prints this year.