Imagine if William S Burroughs preferred paintbrush to typewriter. His drug-fuelled flights of fancy may have resembled the work of Washington D.C artist Bryan Lewis Saunders, who made self-portraits under the influence of, well, pretty much everything. What’s a little brain damage in the name of art?
These ridiculously awesome self-portraits of 21 year-old Kyle Thompson from Chicago are magical stuff. If he is, indeed, as My Modern Met reports, a pizza delivery guy, he needs to rethink his line of work immediately. On his Flickr page, Thompson says, “I like taking photos in abandoned houses and empty forests”, which explains the backdrop for many of his shots, but doesn’t quite explain how he does all this amazing stuff with fabric to get them to move rather beautifully.
Jeff Harris started his self-portrait photo-a-day project back in 1999, and 4,750 photographs later, he is still going strong. Now in it’s fourteenth year, the project highlights the changes wrought by daily life, as Harris’s images cover everything from reckless stunts to battles with illness. Be prepared for some graphic images of real life, warts [...]
I’ve always loved photography. The day I decided to turn my camera around on myself, I became hooked and have been doing self-portraits ever since. My Out of Place series was an idea to shoot self-portraits in unique locations doing wacky stuff.
Roni River is an Israeli photographer who specializes in self-portraits. Her first exhibit was named Leading Lady and featured mainly nude photos of herself: her way of facing a self-proclaimed troubled body image. In 2009, she embarked upon an artistic photographic journey that consisted of photographing herself nude every day for 365 days of the year. The result of her efforts is now available to buy.