When I decided to do a series of self-portraits for the new year, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to simply get started! I was super excited when I decided on this project (and still am), but, wow, I’m amazed by the amount of over-analyzing I’ve put into this. Do I look okay? Is the lighting good enough? Can I think of a creative pose? How am I supposed to ensure this thing turns out in focus? For that matter, how the hell am I supposed to frame the shot, when I’m not even looking through the viewfinder? The list goes on. And on. Finally, I realized I just need to start this thing if there’s any hope of actually finding answers to these questions — and learning something. So without further ado, here you go.
Self-Portrait No. 1