Greek artist Nikos Gyftakis’ series of self-portraits are simultaneously playful, dynamic, and intimate. His portraits are made up of a series of colorful curved strokes, giving his paintings an impressionistic feel. The results are rhythmic and textural, with each painting giving insight into the artist’s character.
Spiders can make art, too. In fact, some might call them self-portraits. Peruvian Amazon-dwelling spider, believed to be from the genisus Cyclosa, builds elaborate spider decoys from leaves, debris, and dead insects. More to come on this spider once a permit is released to take samples.
I discovered Kyle Thompson’s self portrait photography a few weeks ago when I stumbled across an surreal and confronting image of a bare chested man with a rope tied around his neck with his head on fire. When you see a striking image like this it is very hard to simply keep scrolling.
I’m part-time traveler, part-time photographer who specializes in retro photography. My Polaroid double exposure self portraits are an on-going series, created in camera, no post editing. I’ve been working with Polaroids for over five years. I like the rush of shooting self portraits with instant film. It’s a mild adrenalin: equivalent to almost missing a bus. Once I set the self timer, I have 12-seconds to jump in front of the camera and become another person. Instant film, instant acting.
First time curators, Rafael Soldi, Paolo Morales and Elle Perez, have brought together a diverse group of fourteen young photographers for the Select Gender show at the Farmani Gallery in Dumbo Brooklyn. The show has everything from J. Aiden Simon’s self-portraits as a trans man, to Sarah Sudhoff’s photographs of University of Texas sorority, Delta Gamma, during rush week.
Vee Speers was born in Australia and has been living in Paris since 1990. Her most recent work, The Birthday Party, is a series of short stories linked by the theme of an imaginary birthday party. In a conceptual and technical departure from her previous work, it is partly a self-portrait, sometimes woven with threads from her own childhood.
The self-portrait work of New York-based photographer Jen Davis is an honest and poignant look at self-image and isolation. She currently has a solo show at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. [see more photos in this series at Feature Shoot]
Working out of Texas, photographer Brittanie Pendleton captures slithers of untouched serenity. Her photographed world is slightly unsettling for its moodiness and ambiguity, but its grittiness and muted colors are beautiful and engaging.
Sarah Lüdemann is a German artist living and working in Cambridge, England. Of her work she says: ‘the connection point between all my pieces of work is the concept of identity. Initially I started exploring my own ‘self’ through traditional self portraits. But soon I started investigating the notion of the self-portrait in wider terms […]