Every photograph should have a little piece of the photographer in it. Photography as an art should be about passion, passion for your subject and passion for the process. Emotion is at the centre of this, emotion that the photographer puts into it and the emotion that the viewer feels – the two may not be same thing but that doesn’t matter.
Self-portraiture in photography is as old as photography itself. It’s not about randomly making selfies but is an artform in its own right and can allow the artist to have complete control over the scene they are presenting. It has been done by many famous photographers for lots of different reasons – it can be autobiographical, a voyage into the photographers inner psyche, or to explore a specific set of emotions. Other photographers use the self portrait to make comments on societal roles.
In this talk Claire will discuss her latest 365 project and about how emotion is at the centre of this and using the project to tell a personal story.
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