READING // "On Self Portrayal"
"Contrast...you will desire to communicate...the sense of respect or awe of the self"
Just some words that stood out to me in this reading.
SELF PORTRAIT // SELF AWARENESS
The act of creating a self portrait makes me painfully aware of myself, primarily physically. Here I am, immediately confronted with an image of myself. To be honest, I feel rather aware of myself internally. I may not understand every up and down that comes my way, but I do understand when they occur and the process I need to get through them. What I seem to be less aware of is my physical self. I have strived all my life to match the physical to the image in my head. It is a struggle and I realize it every time I press the shutter.