The Artistic Process
“It’s just a picture of a flower… talk about easy!”
Self Portraits can reveal any number of things the artist wishes to reveal. For this project, I wanted to show a part of me that no one sees when they look at some of my pictures. If I do things right, they can’t see the lights and the drops and the work involved; all they see is the final image. As it should be. There are 10 different images in this single portrait; there were over the 30 shots total to complete this one image. It looks simple, but it took time and planning to achieve the result.
I wanted to portray the artistic process as it works for me. It’s not a single light-bulb moment where you capture the one picture I wanted; no, it’s trial and error. Shoot, reframe, adjust, reshoot. Over and over and over until I get something I can accept as ‘good enough’. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. I think this one portrays what i wanted fairly well.