Posts Tagged ‘selfportraits’

Raw Photos of Heroin Addiction by Former Addict and Photographer

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The dark world of heroin addiction has been the subject of award-winning photography before — LIFE magazine photographer Bill Eppridge’s gripping photo essay about two heroin addicts is as enthralling now as it ever was — but photographer Graham MacIndoe‘s series is different… because he was both the photographer and the subject. Read more…

Headshots: Funny Self-Portraits that Show Stuff Hitting the Photographer in the Face

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Here’s a set of fun and funny self-portraits to get you through the rest of your Wednesday with a smile on your face.

Created by literary translator, editor and grad student Kaija Straumanis, the Headshots series is more frequently referred to these days as “Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” — a deceptive title since nothing is actually being thrown at Straumanis’ head at all. Read more…

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

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Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses.

That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series ‘Invisible.’ Read more…

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

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There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph differentiates itself from a snapshot. So while the word ‘selfie’ might be in the midst of experiencing its 15 minutes of fame, it would be an injustice to call photographer Kyle Thompson‘s gripping self-portraits ‘selfies.’ Read more…

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

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Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits are anything but ordinary. His interesting creations mix light painting techniques with self-portrait photography to create some pretty cool results. Read more…

Quirky Self-Portraits of Photographer Alex Wein Doing Headstands Across the World

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If you’re going to do self-portraits, it might not be a bad idea to take a leaf out of photographer Alex Wein‘s book and get creative. Started during a cross-country roadtrip back in 2011, Wein’s series Headstands puts a quirky twist on your standard “here’s me at the *insert famous landmark here*” photo by quite literally turning it on its head. Read more…

Amazing Skateboarding Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

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Last month, we featured the life and work of Arto Saari, a legendary professional skateboarder who has turned into quite the skateboarding photographer in recent years.

Fabiano Rodrigues is very similar. The Sao Paulo, Brazil-based skateboarder and photographer has a fantastic eye for composition — particularly when it comes to shooting self portraits.
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Self-Portraits as Different People Wearing Different Clothing in Different Places

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When photographer Caleb Cole sees strangers in public, he wonders about them — the lives they lead, how they experience the world, how they make meaning of things, etc. This interest led him to start a self-portrait project titled “Other People’s Clothes. It’s a series of photos in which Cole steps “into the shoes of the types of people” he sees on a daily basis.
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Self-Portraits in a Forest with a Very, Very Long Shutter Release Cable

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Japanese photographer Wataru Yamamoto‘s “Drawing a Line” project might look like a series of strange photos of a forest, but they’re actually self portraits. His description is simple: they’re “self-portraits taken in the forest, using a cable release made of string.”
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Photographer Shoots Portraits of Himself as His Book’s Kickstarter Backers

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Late last year, photographer Cheyne Gallarde turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for an ambitious series of self-portraits titled Universe of One. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, the project features Gallarde posing as a wide range of people, both male and female, of different ethnicities, and from different walks of life. The transformations are done using only makeup, wardrobe, and lighting tricks.

To drum up interest for the series, Gallarde came up with an interesting incentive: contribute to the book, and have a portrait of yours recreated humorously with Gallarde posing as you.
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