(the artist, in black and white)
I set a few rules for this work. Each image is (1) a self-portrait (2) in black and white (3) against a black background (4) with only one main light source. Most of the work involved very little pre-planning, as I prefer to let spontaneity play a big role. I typically began with a vague theme or prop, then attempted to solve this problem creatively.
This series is a collection of photographs that go beyond the traditional definition of self-portrait. Many times a self-portrait gives a glimpse into the persons job, or style, or social class. In this work, I attempted to show less of myself and more of my mind as an artist. I feel that the work itself is perhaps some kind of analytical or psychological research of the self: Myself.