Monday, February 20, 2012

Original Art Sundays No. 116: photography: Birthday Suit

Feb. 19 is my birthday.
I have  new page on the board done and awaiting scanning. But since I didn't want to run in to work to scan today, I'm posting something a bit older, with some pride and some reservations.
This self-portrait was done with multiple exposures on  a single negative.
This is intended to show three different facets of me. Looking back on it, it's a bit on the nose, and a little ostentatious. But hey, it was 20 years ago. I've gained weight since then (and was probably too zaftig for the look even then), wear my hair shorter these days, and am not so concerned with the dictates of fashion as I once was.
The print from which the scan was taken is old and weather-beaten, but I still think it's important to try and preserve these things.
Within the next two days, I'll post an additional birthday reminiscence.