selfportraits

The Minimalist B&W Self-Portraits of Noell Oszvald

Noell Oszvald is a 25-year-old visual artist from Budapest, Hungary. "I'm not a photographer," she says, but she does use a camera to create her art.

Among her recent works is a series of striking self-portrait photos. Each one is a surreal piece that focuses on black-and-white minimalism.

The Dreamlike Self-Portraits of Kylli Sparre

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre spent years training to become a professional ballet dancer. After realizing that dance wasn't what she wanted to pursue as a career, Sparre picked up a camera, found that it was the perfect tool for channeling her creativity, and "never looked back."

Since then, Sparre has become well known for her surreal self-portraits, holding international exhibitions featuring her work.

Starry Self-Portraits with the Northern Lights

Finnish photographer Tiina Törmänen wanted to capture how small and fragile humans are in the unfathomable expanse of space, so she shot a series of stunning self-portraits showing her silhouette dwarfed by a backdrop of stars and the Northern Lights. The series is titled "Wanderer."

One Photographer’s Epic Self-Portraits in Front of Vast Landscapes

Nicholas Roemmelt is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Austria who regularly puts on a backpack and takes his camera deep into the wilderness. In addition to shooting photos of nature by itself, the 40-year-old photographer will often step into his shots, creating epic self-portraits with his figure dwarfed by sweeping views of landscapes and the starry night sky.

Anxiety Disorder Depicted Through Self-Portraits

LSU photography student Katie Joy Crawford has personally struggled with general anxiety disorder for over a decade. For her senior thesis exhibition, she chose to make her inner experience the subject of a series of self-portraits. The project is titled "My Anxious Heart."

A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Creative Studio Self-Portraits by Mike Mellia

Mike Mellia is an advertising and fine art photographer based in New York City. Over the past year, he has been working on a project titled "A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away." It's an ongoing series of self-portraits captured in a studio and shared through Instagram.

Mellia poses as a wide range of fictional personas and includes clever and humorous captions to go along with each image. He says the photo above shows "that one time an affluent divorcee invited me to clean her pool."

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, "I, uh… shoot landscapey stuff… with people in them."

That, however, is something of an understatement. The 21-year-old photographer's body of work does, indeed contain "landscapey stuff with people in them," but that hardly does the spectacular vistas she photographs justice.

Talented Doodler Gets Creative with Mirror Selfies in This Awesome Little Photo Series

We usually don’t condone mirror selfies, but for Norwegian doodler Mirrorsme, we’ll make an exception. Using various mirrors as canvases for her work, the woman behind the pseudonym paints herself into a number of humorous and immersive situations. From Batman and Joker to Super Mario Bros., Mirrorsme has covered quite the variety of situations in her doodle adventures.

Raw Photos of Heroin Addiction by Former Addict and Photographer

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.

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

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.

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

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.'

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

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.'

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

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.

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

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.

Amazing Skateboarding Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

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.

Self-Portraits as Different People Wearing Different Clothing in Different Places

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.