Photography is art. Self portraits are one of the most creative ways to capture a moment, or a feeling. It takes planning and practice to get it right. Sometimes, self portraits can be limited by your own ideas of what and how to take your next picture. Whether you are using props, such as mirrors, or you are simply using your timer, the self portrait can be a true work of art. Take a look at these following self portraits as motivation for your own portfolio.
This 1981 picture of Armen Susan Ordjanian is a fantastic picture, with the mirror acting as a prop to reflect the photographer’s face.
Carolina by Alessio Albi is another great mirror self portrait.
Self Portrait with a camera
Take a different perspective in your photos.
Mirror photograph circa 1950
I love this next picture because of the raw emotion. Quite opposite from what we are used to with most photographs.
I love self portraits where the artist gets creative with photoshop, like the following picture.
Here is another creative shot with the focus on the rear view mirror framed with the photographer’s face, and the rest blurred.
Whether something is broken or not is the interpretation of the photographer and the viewer in this next self portrait. Creative and original.
This next self portrait is one that catches my eye when I look at it, because of what is missing.
The goal with this post is to give you ideas on creative self portraits that you can take yourself. Be creative. Try new things.