As a travel photographer, I have had the privilege of visiting new destinations every few months over the past two years. However, with the onset of the pandemic, travel restrictions have made it difficult for me to explore new places. To overcome this, I have decided to focus on self-portraiture as a means of capturing my emotions and expressions, even though I am not the most photogenic person.
Initially, I was hesitant about the idea of self-portraiture. It was a foreign concept and a language I had yet to learn. However, my need for self-expression was so strong that it outweighed my fears of producing bad art and using myself as the subject. With each self-portrait, I created over the last year, I gained a deeper understanding of myself and my aspirations for life.
I have found that allowing myself the freedom to create has made me a better artist. It has given me the space to explore new techniques, to experiment with different lighting, and to develop a deeper understanding of my own creative process. By turning the camera onto myself, I have discovered a new world of possibilities, and I am excited to continue exploring this form of art.