Turning the camera on oneself, in a considered way, can be not only an exercise in photographic technique, but also one of psychological exploration, of one’s self image, confidence, and the way in which we want to portray ourselves to the wider world. The great artists of history have often turned to themselves for subject matter, and in doing so have left a thoughtful and revealing record of the artist that will survive them.
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