self portrait

“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the “street photography” or “real life reportage” style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed. (

capturing yourself within a picture is probably harder than what Mr. Cartier-Bresson said about shooting a portrait of other people’s. but, i believe, photographers who are good at doing self portrait will do awesome with other people’s too. i’ve taken two hundreds and eleven different self portraits since June 19, 2010 and lemme tell you it hasn’t been easy for me. lack of creativity and self confidence, most of the time. knowing that i have no camera-friendly looks make me have to work it on the double to explore the right angles of myself and find correct treatments with the image editors. but i love learning from other photographers and share ideas with them that then i know, from this one single person and body, three sixty five different shots can be made. amazing.

when someone starts producing self-portraits, it doesn’t mean that he/she’s an acute narcissist. but they’re learning to respect and love themselves better in order to know how to see beauty and beauty only in other people.


day thirteen of 365


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