Self Portraits

I came across this story about Arno Rafael Minkkinen and the amazing photographs of his , mostly self portraits but with a lot of nature in it. I really loved those photographs (some may be NSFW). They are all in black and white, which actually adds more beauty to it. When I checked his website, I loved his ‘intro‘ section more 🙂 His tagline is also very cool.

What happens inside your mind, can happen inside a camera
-A.R.M.

Do check out his website for more photographs. They are really very awesome and creative.

This reminded me of my own self portrait I tried doing sometime back and almost after 40 mins of struggle I finally got the photograph I liked. Not a great one and I did not edit it much, but I kind of liked it. It was also a B & W one and that is my only self portrait photograph I have got framed. Even though I was a little chubbier (a nicer way to say I was fat that time) I still feel happy when I see that photograph because of not the face in it, but the effort that went into it. I am yet to do one that will include my tattoo and may be a pinhole one. It involves a lot of time and patience but it sure is fun. Even though sometimes all the clicks come to naught.

4 thoughts on “Self Portraits”

  1. I did check out his site and while his work is not my preference at all – as u noted – creative – and even genius in some ways – like the play on P’s masterpiece title “nude descending staircase”- with ha Escher feel – and also the surreal qualities of some photos – truly brilliant. And your self-portrait ideas sound interesting too – this kind of photography is very new to me – thx for sharing 😃

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    1. Thank you for sharing your views 🙂 Really appreciate it. Yes, they are very creative and as you said, surreal.
      Let us know of the results if you happen to try them out 🙂

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